5th JST-STM Seminar

The transformation in scholarly publishing: Research Data and its role for Open Research

Save the date 5th JST-STM Seminar – 8th November 2022 - Register here

Transformation of the scholarly publishing system is happening on many fronts — including how we deal with research data, which is key to Open Research and the Open Science movement. Regardless of the field of study, research data is one of the most fundamental aspects of maintaining research integrity, which is why the 6th Japan Basic Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation aims to realize strategic data management and utilization, and why STM launched in 2020 an initiative to help publishers make their research data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). For JST research data is one key strategic focus for 2022.

In this upcoming seminar, the 5th joint JST / STM event supported by the STM Japan Chapter, we will focus on the advantages of making research data FAIR while also discussing FAIR data in the context of increasing funder requirements for data management plans, and the various ways authors benefit from making their data FAIR.

Sharing FAIR research data is not only a good research practice and a way to ensure scientific integrity, it also provides a pathway for new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) to access data, opening up new discoveries in science and research. Funders and publishers alike play an important role in making research data more FAIR. Published articles are essential hubs for the sharing, linking, and citing of research data and other research outputs. Making research data FAIR enriches the published content, making even more research data findable and accessible within the scholarly ecosystem. JST provides with J-STAGE an infrastructure supporting researchers to deposit their research data.

Join us to delve deeper into the role of research data in Open Research. Register here


15.00 – 15.15   

Welcome and opening by JST and STM

15.15 – 15.35    

Dr. Tomoko Shirai, Head of the Office for Global Environment Data Integration and Analytics at NIES: Research data management and data sharing towards open science: Global Environmental Database

15.35 – 15.40

Questions and Answers

15.40 – 16.00

Ingrid Dillo, Deputy Director at DANS: FAIR and TRUST – the perfect mix.

16.00 – 16.05   

Questions and Answers

16.05 – 16.30     

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Director, Open Research Solutions, Public Library of Science (PLOS)
What can we learn from and what is next for PLOS’ data availability policy?

16.30 – 16.35   

Questions and Answers

16.35 – 16.50        


16.50 – 17.30        

Panel with all speakers;
Moderated by Dr. Ritsuko Nakajima, Director of Department for Information Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency, (JST), and Dr. Caroline Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, STM

17.30 – 17.40   

Adjourn and closing remarks by JST and STM


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