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Open science in the Government of Canada

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Presentation to Open Lab Notebooks: An Extreme Open Science Initiative http://www.thesgc.org/open-lab-notebooks-2018 - January 19, 2018

Also on Zenodo https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1157039

WebEx (audio plus slides) of presentation available at https://youtu.be/vxoxKVUWsUY?t=2h35m11s (my presentation starts at 2h35m11s). Due to technical difficulties the first three slides aren't displayed.

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Open science in the Government of Canada

  1. 1. Open Science in the Government of Canada January 19, 2018 Richard Akerman
  2. 2. Jean-Claude Bradley 1968-2014 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jean-Claude_Bradley_LISE2008_podium.jpg CC-BY-SA Chemical Heritage Foundation
  3. 3. Timeline t p u b l i c a t i o n ∞ p o s t p r i n t 1 year after p r e p r i n t Open Notebook Science as research is conducted
  4. 4. Considerations • digital • discoverable • archived • machine-readable 4
  5. 5. Granting Councils / Tri-Agencies • CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC – “Tri-Agencies” • Open Access – “ensure that any peer-reviewed journal publications arising from Agency-supported research are freely accessible within 12 months of publication” • Research Data – data management plans – acknowledging and citing datasets 5
  6. 6. CC-BY - Ainsley Seago - doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001779.g001
  7. 7. Science in the Government • Minister of Science Dr. Kirsty Duncan • Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer • many Science-Based Departments and Agencies • jobs.gc.ca – SE-RES – DS 7
  8. 8. Open Science in the Government • “government scientists and experts will be able to speak freely about their work to the media and the public” – Minister Bains, 2015 • “The Government of Canada firmly believes that government science should be publicly available and is an important part of an evidence-based decision- making process.” - Research (RE) union agreement • Open Science commitments in the 2-year Open Government Plans – Currently on the Third Plan (2016-2018) – We invite your input for the Fourth Plan (2018-2020) 8
  9. 9. Open Science Pie Diagram © 2017 Government of Canada Licensed in the Creative Commons CC-BY
  10. 10. Current Focus Areas • Open Access • Open Data • Public Engagement / Science Communications • Metrics 10
  11. 11. Questions? Richard Akerman richard.akerman@canada.ca @scilib ec.scienceouverte-openscience.ec@canada.ca Presentation © 2018 Government of Canada Licensed in the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA

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