CISPC keynote speaker confirmed

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Rachel Bruce

UKRI's head of open research, Rachel Bruce, has been confirmed as keynote speaker for Research Information's 2019 event, Challenges in the Scholarly Publishing Cycle (CISPC): Delivering the Open Research Agenda. Bruce is currently seconded to UKRI (UK Research and Innovation – the body that aims to help researchers and organisations undertake and manage research) and is permanent director for open science and the research lifecycle at Jisc. She will head up a packed programme at the one-day event, which will be held on 20 November in London. 

CISPC 2019 will provide librarians and information professionals with an invaluable insight into best practice for delivering the open research agenda.

With funders placing an increasing emphasis on open research, librarians are faced with the challenge of changing entrenched practices among researchers – particularly around the submission stage.

The event will bring together speakers who have addressed these challenges head-on, and who will share their experiences and expertise with fellow scholarly communication professionals.

Other speakers at the event will include:

• Rachael Kotarski, head of research infrastructure services, British Library, and Christine Ferguson, information scientist (EMBL-EBI), speaking on 'Identifiers for navigating research';

• Lauren Cadwallader, deputy manager of scholarly communication at Cambridge University on 'Cambridge's Journey on the Road to Open Research;

• Martin Eve, professor of literature, technology and publishing at Birkbeck, University of London; on 'Plan S, Alternative Business Models, and Open Access Monographs';

• Dr Robert Darby, research data manager and Karen Rowlett, research publications adviser, University of Reading Library, on 'Changing Sharing Culture at the University of Reading';

• Catherine Parker, collections and scholarly communications librarian, University of Huddersfield, on 'Supporting Researchers in HE'; and 

• Simon Ross, chief executive of Manchester University Press, on 'Manchesterhive and an Institutional Response to Open Access'.

The event, at London Art House in the Borough of Islington, will appeal to librarians/information professionals wanting to improve researcher support and communication in the open research era; researchers/academics wanting to understand the benefits and challenges of delivering open research; publishers who want to develop platforms and submission channels that support the open research agenda; and vendors/service providers of tools that serve open research.

CISPC 2019, organised by Research Information with Info International, is fully catered and includes networking breaks, lunch and a drinks reception. Delegate rates are £100 for academics and librarians, and £250 for vendors/publishers.

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