Speakers for Asia OA Meeting 2020

Speakers  list

Kathleen Shearer 
Executive Director, COAR

Kathleen Shearer has been working in the areas of open access, research data management and digital libraries for many years. Shearer is the Executive Director of COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories), an international association of repository initiatives that was launched in October 2009 with membership of over 120 institutions worldwide from 36 countries in 5 continents. COAR has been promoting the role of the institution as the foundation for a sustainable infrastructure that collectively manage the valuable outputs of research. She is also the co-chair of two RDA Interest Groups, Libraries for Research Data and Long Tail of Research Data. Shearer is also a consultant for several other organizations. She is a Research Associate with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) and was instrumental in the launch of the Portage Research Data Management Network in Canada. She is also a Strategic Consultant with the US-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL), providing expertise to the Association about international activities and scholarly communication. Shearer has also done extensive work for the Canadian federal government and research funding agencies including a project to develop metrics and indicators framework for open science.

 Open Science in a COVID-19 World

Caroline Sutton 
Chair, OASPA/Director of Open Research, Taylor & Francis Group

Caroline Sutton, PhD, is Director of Open Research at Taylor & Francis. Caroline was one of the founding members and first President of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), where she currently serves as Chair. Since 2006 she has served on numerous boards and advisory committees within the Open Access space, including a current appointment as Chair of the Board of Directors of Dryad and as Director with IS4OA (the parent organization housing the DOAJ). She was one of the early adopters of open access publishing, having co-founded Co-Action Publishing in 2007.

Recent Trends in Open Research: Changing Research Culture

Paolo Manghi 
CTO, OpenAIRE/Researcher, CNR-ISTI

Paolo Manghi (PM) is a (PhD) Researcher in computer science at Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazione (ISTI) of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), in Pisa, Italy. His research areas of interest are today data e-infrastructures for science and scholarly communication infrastructures, with a focus on technologies supporting open science publishing within and across different disciplines, i.e. computational reproducibility and transparent evaluation of science.  He is the CTO of the OpenAIRE infrastructure, involved in coordination and research in the H2020 projects OpenAIRE-Connect, OpenAIRE-Advance, OpenAIRE2020. He is also involved in the research infrastructure projects SoBigDataPlus, PARTHENOS, AriadnePlus, RISIS2 and in the European Open Science Cloud projects EOSCpilot, eInfraCentral, EOSC Secretariat, EOSC-Enhance. He is an active member of Research Data Alliance WGs, member of EC projects advisory boards, of the ResearchObject.org, GreyNet, RD-Switchboard initiative, Open Science Monitor WG for the European Commission, EOSC Architecture WG, GO FAIR GO Inter WG, and World Data System ITO Technical Advisory Committee.

Open Science Scholarly Communication infrastructures in Europe

Rebecca Lawrence 
Managing Director, F1000Research

Rebecca Lawrence is Managing Director of F1000 Research Ltd. She was responsible for the launch of F1000Research in 2013 and has subsequently led the initiative behind the launches of many funder- and institution-based publishing platforms that aim to provide a new trajectory in the way scientific findings and data are communicated. She was a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform 2016-2020, chairing their work on next-generation indicators and their integrated advice: OSPP-REC, and is a member of the US National Academies (NASEM) Committee on Advanced and Automated Workflows. She has been co-Chair of many working groups on data and peer review, including for Research Data Alliance (RDA) and ORCID, and is an Advisory Board member for DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). She has worked in STM publishing for over 20 years, is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, and holds a PhD in Pharmacology.

Moving beyond research journals: new ways to share research

Kazutsuna Yamaji 
Professor, NII

Kazu Yamaji received his Ph.D. degree in Systems and Information Engineering from the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 2000. Currently he is a professor and the director of research center for open science and data platform at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. His primary research interests include modeling and developing trusted e-science space in order to share and reuse research materials.

Developing the National Level Research Data Infrastructure in Japan 


Hye-Sun Kim 
Director, Open Access Center, KISTI

Hye-Sun Kim is the director of Open Access Center of Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI). She holds Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. She joined KISTI in 1999 and participated in many projects on metadata, journal union catalog, information search systems, big data analysis and open access. She developed KISTI’s open access policy as the first case on the institutional open access policy in Korea. Now, she is in charge of development of the open access services such as Korea Open Access Repository (KOAR), open access peer-review system (ACOMS), and a portal preventing predatory publishing (SAFE). She is also involved in advisory committee for Seoul digital media library construction.

National Infrastructure for Open Science in Korea

Jihyun Kim 
Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Ewha Womans University

Jihyun Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at Ewha Womans University, where she has worked since 2011. She has taught a range of courses related to archives and records management. Her research interests include data sharing and reuse, research data management services, data curation, accessibility of open government data, and archival users. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2008.

Data journals—an open access venue for publishing data

Eunjung Shin 
Head, Office of Institutional Innovation Research, STEPI

Dr. Shin is the Head of the Office of Intuitional Innovation Research at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI). She joined STEPI right after earning her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. Since then, she has conducted dozens of research projects on open science, research data, bio-resources and science policy, and published over 20 papers in the fields of science and technology policy, environmental policy, information management, and public administration. In particular, she led a project on open science in close collaboration with OECD from 2016 to 2017 and published the STI working paper on open science framework with her coauthors in 2018. Currently, she serves as a member of the UNESCO Open Science Advisory Committee as well as the Advisory Group for the revision of the OECD Recommendation on Access to Research Data from Public Funding.

Promoting Open Science in Korea: Promises and Challenges