Please Join Us

Open Access/Open Data@UW

When: Thursday, October 24, 2012
Time: 8:00 -10:30 am.
Where: DeLuca Forum in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (in the Discovery Building)

330 N. Orchard St. | Madison, WI 53715

Registration is encouraged. Breakfast will be provided.

Sponsored by UW Libraries & Research Data Services


8:00-8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks with Lee Konrad (UW Libraries)

8:45- 9:15 am

Keynote Presentation

Open Access Publishing: A Researcher’s View
Karl Broman, Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University Library Committee, member

9:15- 10:15 am

Round Table Presentations and Discussion

Library Services Supporting the Research Enterprise and Public Access

RDS Overview and Data Management Plans
Ryan Schryver, Research Data Librarian, Wendt Commons Library

Data Curation and Discovery
Peter Gorman, Head of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center

Open Access Repositories
Trisha Adamus, Data, Network and Translational Research Librarian, Ebling Library

Author Rights
Lisa Saywell, Head of Public Services, Memorial Library

Future of Open/Public Access
Julie Schneider, Director, Ebling Library

10:15-10:30 am Summary & Close with Ryan Schryver


“Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its sixth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Information on Open Access Week.

The Participants:

Karl Broman received his BS in mathematics from UW-Milwaukee and PhD in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University for eight years. He joined the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at UW-Madison in 2007. His research concerns statistical problems in genetics and genomics, with a particularly focus on meiotic recombination and the genetic dissection of complex diseases in model organisms. He has served as associate editor for the journals Genetics, Biostatistics, and Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Ryan Schryver, leader of the campus organization Research Data Services (RDS), will speak about the data services offered by RDS, including Data Management consultation and planning.

Peter Gorman, as head of the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center, oversees efforts to digitize materials from UW System libraries and make them available online. He also supports MINDS@UW, the institutional repository designed to gather, distribute, and preserve digital materials related to the University of Wisconsin’s research and instructional mission.

Trisha Adamus supports the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and is actively working toward the development of a research network in her role as the ICTR library liaison. She is extremely interested in open access and advocates open access initiatives on

Lisa Saywell, in addition to her duties as the head of public services at Memorial Library, is a extraordinary resource regarding copyright on campus. We are pleased to have her share her knowledge about the rights of authors and open access.

Julie Schneider is knowledgeable about open/public access policies of numerous government and private funding agencies with expertise on policy from the National Institutes of Health. She is passionate about and actively supports public access initiatives.