October 22nd - Predatory Publishing
Predatory Publishing in the era of Open Knowledge: Reducing the Odds of Falling Prey!
2:30 - 3:30 | Neera Bhatnagar (Head of Systems and Public Services, HSL), Olga Perkovic (Research and Advanced Studies Librarian)
Thinking about where to publish? Do you receive random invitations to submit your work for publications? Don't get caught publishing in a questionable journal! This session will provide an overview of what predatory or deceptive journals are and offer tips on how to avoid them.
Health Sciences Library eClassroom, HSC 2B3. Registration not required.
October 23rd - Open Government
Supporting Research: Equity in Open Government
11:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 2:30 | Meagan Collins (Information Management Analyst), Paulina Hem (Information Management Analyst), Jacqueline Laing (Applications Analyst) - Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario / Government of Canada
In this one hour session, we will be reviewing the Open Government Portal (OGP) and briefly discuss the purpose and background behind the initiative, while relating it back to how open information and data can be incorporated into primary research and/or research papers. We will also demonstrate how the OGP functions; explain the services that it provides; and show how faculty and students can access datasets and information. Examples will include projects and applications using open data from the OGP. Bring your own laptop for hands-on learning.
Mills Library, 1st floor, Connections Room (L113). Register or drop-in on one of the sessions. Light refreshments will be provided.
October 24th - Open Science
Equity Driven Open Science Policies in Biomedical Research - A New Model for Drug Discovery in Rare Diseases?
10:30 - 11:00 | Dr Rachel Harding (Huntington's Disease Society of America Career Development Fellow; Huntington's disease research team leader at the Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto)
Drug discovery too often focuses on the bottom-line rather than on the people who the development of new medicines might benefit, or the other stakeholders in the research process. Self-serving and conservative approaches to biomedical research have left an innovation gap, so many disease communities have unmet therapeutic needs, in particular rare disease populations. I will argue that open science policies can better serve these stakeholders and innovative intellectual policies can help develop a more equitable drug discovery process which benefits those in need, not just shareholders.
11:00 - 12 noon | This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on open science with faculty panelists Dr. David Feinberg (Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour) and Dr. Harding and graduate student panelists Aadil Bharwani (MD-PhD candidate, Dept. of Medicine) and Mike Galang (PhD candidate, Dept. of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour)
Mills Library, 1st floor, Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. Registration not required. Light refreshments will be provided.