How we evaluate research, and reward researchers has become the largest issue holding back mainstream adoption of Open Access & Open Data. This month's community falls during Open Access Week, which this year has the theme "Open in Action". The week is about taking concrete steps, big or small, towards openness and the community call will embrace the theme. We'll kick off the call with a talk and Q&A with experts on research evaluation. But, afterwards together we'll take a simple action on the call to accelerate the rate at which researchers are rewarded for openness.
To join the conference call from your computer, go to https://www.uberconference.com/SPARCconference.
To join the conference by phone within the US, dial 855 277 1599. To join the conference by phone outside of the US, see https://www.uberconference.com/international. This page provides local dial-in numbers for 50 countries. If available, you can dial into the local number for your country then enter our conference line information when prompted (phone number: 855 277 1599). If a local dial-in number isn’t available for your country, we suggest you either login from your computer using the instructions above or dial the US number using Skype.
Beware, calls are minuted and possibly recorded! What happens in community calls, doesn't stay in community calls.
What to expect
Community calls are always friendly, and we love new faces. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it! No doubt there will be a lot of this too.