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OOO Canada Research Network


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April Clyburne-Sherin on the new OOO Canada Research Network

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OOO Canada Research Network

  1. 1. Helping Canadians become leaders in open research.
  2. 2. OOO Canada approach • Connect advocates to increase the impact of advocacy • Support anyone interested in bringing open practices to organizations • Add value to existing open initiatives by sharing best practices, pooling resources and expertise, and by facilitating wider coordinated efforts
  3. 3. Open Access in Canada
  4. 4. Open Data in Canada • CIHR funded bioinformatics, atomic, and molecular coordinate data into public database upon publication • SSHRC funded data must be made available within two years of completion of research Open Education in Canada • British Columbia is a leader in OER!
  5. 5. What do we do? • Network of open researchers – Monthly meeting – Share resources + ideas • Leadership opportunities
  6. 6. What do we do? • Compile + share local information – Website – Blog – Social media
  7. 7. What do we do? • Organize events – Speakers – Workshops • 65 RSVPs for OpenCon Toronto • Funding for travel
  8. 8. Origin story
  9. 9. Lessons learned • Working with enthusiastic volunteers is fun • Time zones are hard • Inclusivity = a bilingual network = takes time • The more specific the task, the more likely it will happen • Librarians are allies • Learn from the community
  10. 10. Join us! • Attend an event • Join our monthly hangout (add your email at • Write for our blog • Help translate • Follow us @OOOpen_Canada