Open Science in the time of a pandemic

Registration for the 2020 Online Conference includes free attendance at satellite webinars (6-8 October)

Starting time zones: Tuesday 6th October
08:00 EDT, 13:00 BST, 14:00 CEST, 20:00 SGT

Open Science in the time of a pandemic

13:00 BST 

Keynote: Data sharing in a rapid and coordinated response to infectious disease outbreaks

Priyanka Pillai, University of Melbourne, Australia


Discussion Panel: Medical journals and speed of publication during a pandemic

Moderated by: Ian Moss, CEO, STM

Representatives of BMJ, Science, The Lancet and Cell discuss the dilemmas of speedy publication of new findings.

Theodora Bloom, Executive Editor, British Medical Journal
Naomi Lee, Senior Editor, The Lancet
Valda Vinson, Editor Research, Science




Break-out groups discuss the new opportunities for sharing research data, free access to pandemic related information, quicker peer review, and collaborations with preprint servers during a pandemic.

Each group kicks off with a short introduction by an expert. The working groups are:

Sharing of Research Data – Expert: Hilary Hanahoe, Secretary General of RDA
Moderated by: Eefke Smit (STM)

Faster Peer Review – Expert: Deborah Sweet, Cell Press
Moderated by Joris van Rossum, STM

Free Access to COVID-19 publications – Expert: Arash Hejazi, Editorial Director, Wiley
Moderated by David Weinreich, STM

Collaborating with Preprint servers – Expert: Theodora Bloom, BMJ
Moderated by Claudia Russo STM


Plenary reporting back from break-out discussions


Close of satellite session


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