Speaker: Dr. Kamran Naim
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world's largest high-energy physics laboratory. The frontier research conducted at CERN has long embodied the values that have more recently come to be defined at the Open Science movement, which describes research and development that is collaborative, transparent and reproducible and whose outputs are publicly available (EU, 2018). Indeed these values were enshrined in 1953 in CERN’s founding Convention, which states that “… the results of its experimental and theoretical work shall be published or otherwise made generally available,” providing the organization with an early Open Science manifesto. This presentation will provide an overview of CERN’s activities to increase the accessibility, reuse and reproducibility of research in high energy physics, with a particular focus on the SCOAP3 program, which has transitioned 90% of literature in the discipline to Open Access, and a range of additional services, particularly relating to Open Data (CERN Open Data, REANA, CAP and Zenodo).
Dr. Kamran Naim is the Head of Open Science at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), where he leads a diverse portfolio of activities that aim to set the standards of a future open science ecosystem. Among these activities is managing the operations of the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3), a global collaboration which has transitioned research output in the discipline of high energy physics to be almost entirely open access. Kamran holds a PhD from Stanford University on Cooperative Models to support open access publishing, and continues to work to support global efforts to address information inequity and global health challenges.
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