NISO Webinar: Ensuring the Scholarly Record: Scholarly Retractions, Scientific Reproducibility, and the Role of Publishers and Libraries
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
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Science is often referred to as a self-correcting system and scholarly communications are meant to play an important role in that process. By describing the work that has been undertaken, others can verify the work by replicating it, testing its validity, and applying it in their own work, thereby building upon it. Recently, questions have arisen about the scholarly record, with revelations about false data, erroneous processes, and irreproducible research.
Are there problems with the peer review process that are allowing more faulty research into publication? Is the availability and discoverability of content making it simply more visible to the scholarly marketplace? Once content is retracted, what practices should be implemented to identify retracted materials as such? How is retraction information communicated and are corrections to the scholarly record connected in an obvious way? This webinar will explore ways in which scholars, publishers and libraries are working to ensure the trustworthiness of the scholarly record.
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO
Ivan Oransky, Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus founded Retraction Watch in 2010. What they didn't know then was that retractions had grown ten-fold in the previous decade. As part of this webinar, Oransky will discuss the reasons for that increase, other trends he and Marcus have seen, as well as proposed guidelines for retraction notices, and plans for a database of retractions the site is building.
Ivan Oransky, MD, is the vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today, co-founder of the MacArthur Foundation- and Arnold Foundation-funded Retraction Watch, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute. He previously was executive editor of Reuters Health and held editorial positions at Scientific American and The Scientist. A 2012 TEDMED speaker, he is the recipient of the 2015 John P. McGovern Award for excellence in biomedical communication from the American Medical Writers Association.
He has written for numerous publications, including Nature, The New Republic, and The New York Times. Oransky earned his BA at Harvard and his MD at the New York University School of Medicine. While a student, he served as executive editor of The Harvard Crimson and as co-editor-in-chief of the medical student section of JAMA. Oransky is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine, and serves on the board of directors and as vice president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Veronique Viermer, Ph.D., Executive Editor, PLOS
An editor’s perspective on the instruments for maintaining the integrity of the scientific record and promoting reproducible science — from reporting standards to retractions. We will discuss best practices, challenges and limitations, and explore avenues to promote the continued evaluation of research articles beyond publication.
Trust through transparency - why the quality (and quantity) of publishers’ metadata matters
Kirsty Meddings, Product Manager, CrossRef
This talk will focus on the practical steps that publishers can take to make sure that the content they publish is original and trustworthy. The metadata that Crossref collects and redistributes includes information that researchers can use to help them judge the provenance and reliability of a paper, and it is part of our mission to work with publishers to make this metadata widely available.
Kirsty Meddings is a Product Manager at Crossref, where she is responsible for bringing new services into production for the organisation’s 5,000+ publisher and society members. Kirsty has worked in the information industry for over fifteen years, and has held marketing and product management roles at a number of publishing intermediaries and technology suppliers. She is currently managing a number of Crossref’s initiatives, including the CrossMark service, which gives readers easy access to information about a publication’s status and provenance.
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Registration closes on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (ET)
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