Culture Change in Academia: Making Sharing the New Norm

Keynote speaker: Erin McKiernan, postdoctoral fellow in psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University and Open Access advocate; panel of University of Pittsburgh faculty members 

Join a lively discussion by Erin McKiernan, an early career researcher in experimental and computational neuroscience and a leading advocate for Open Access, Open Data, and Open Science. McKiernan will explore the powerful, positive benefits of openness in scholarly research, the tension between personal success as a researcher and Open Science, and the need for reform in our academic evaluation and incentive systems. 

A panel discussion featuring members of the University of Pittsburgh academic community will follow. 

More about Erin McKiernan
McKiernan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. Previously she served as a researcher affiliated with the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico, where she experienced firsthand the impact of cost barriers to accessing scholarly research. McKiernan has written about open access for international media outlets, such as The Conversation and The Guardian, and blogs about her experiences with Open Science. You can also follow her on Twitter at @emckiernan13 

Time: October 22, 2014 from 3pm to 4:30pm

Country: University of Pittsburgh, University Club, Ballroom B

Street: 123 University Place

City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA

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Event Type: keynote, speaker