Open Science: U.S. Advances and the Role of the OECD

Monday, February 15, 2016: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
Harding (Marriott Wardman Park)
Jerry Sheehan, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
U.S. Federal government agencies are making steady progress in advancing open science.  In response to a memorandum issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), many U.S. Federal agencies are moving to increase access to the scholarly publications and digital data resulting from federally funded research.  This presentation will review the motivations for and objectives of the OSTP memorandum; it will also provide an update on the status of agency efforts to implement open science directives.  It will put these U.S. initiatives in the context of international developments to promote open science by reviewing the results of a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which examined open science initiatives in more than 20 OECD countries.