This meeting took place on November 14 – 15, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open access, and more broadly open science, is a global trend that promises to advance discovery, accelerate innovation and improve education. In order to support open science, governments, universities and other stakeholders must adopt policies, develop services and change their practices around sharing research outputs. The Asian region, in all its diversity, has a strong and expanding position in the international scientific community. This is also reflected in the realm of open science as countries and institutions in Asia implement policies and services to support greater openness.
The focus of this two day meeting was to highlight and share activities in Asia around open access to publications and data. The meeting supported information sharing across the Asian region and participants will learn about important trends, and discuss strategies for Asian countries to work more closely together.
The Summit was jointly organised by Asia Open Access (A COAR Community of Practice), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) and SIFULAN Malaysian Access Federation.
Slides are available here:
- Why openness? Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, COAR, International
- Current status of OA around the world, Kostas Repanas, Open Access & Open Data manager, A*STAR, Singapore
- Pin Pin Yeo, Head of Scholarly Communication, Singapore Management University Libraries, Singapore
- Tadasuke Taguchi, Chief of Research Products Team, Scholarly and Academic Information Division, Cyber Science Infrastructure Development Department, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Li-Ping Ku, Senior Associate Researcher, National Science Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Devika Madalli, Associate Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Scott Edmunds, Executive Committee Member for Open Science at Open Data Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- MALRep Malaysian Academic Library Institutional Repository — Zuraidah Binti Darus
Malaysian Citation Centre: Roles and Responsibilities — Zuraidah Abd Manaf, Head of Malaysia Citation Center, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
Malaysia’s Identity and Access Management System — Suhaimi Napis, Deputy Director, Private and International Grants, Research Management Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia
- Institutional open access policy, Tatsuji Tomioka, Deputy Head of Academic Support Division, Kyoto University Library, Japan
- Institutional open data policy and services, Goh Su Nee, Senior Assistant Director (Scholarly Communication), Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Nobuko Miyairi, Regional Director, Asia Pacific for ORCID, Japan