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Have you registered your place for Research Information Live? There is still time to secure your spot and be part of this lively three-day event taking place on 6, 7 and 8 December.

We bring together the entire scholarly community for a series of interactive webcasts featuring influential voices representing every corner of the sector, each with their own perspectives on the current challenges and exciting future developments in the industry.

Register now and continue reading for a full run-down of the topics and confirmed speakers. 


The Research Information Live 2022 agenda

Research Information Live is a virtual event where you will hear from experts and leaders in scholarly communications and a lively debate can be promised about the challenges we are facing and some insightful perspective on the issues we all share. Below are the topics and speakers that for the three-day event.

6 December, 2pm GMT: New models of publishing: Libraries as publishers

In an effort to short-circuit the traditional publishing route, libraries are increasingly publishing their own material. What are the upsides to this and what are the problems associated with this route? What tools are available to libraries who want to publish? 

Speakers: Simon Bains, university librarian, University of Aberdeen; Tracey Stanley, Director of Library Services and University Librarian at Cardiff University; Megan Taylor, Director of Content and Research, The International Bunch; Emma Molls, President, Library Publishers Coalition"

7 December, 2pm GMT: The value of transformative agreements

With ever-tighter budgets, how do institutions decide whether transformative/read-and -publish agreements represent good value? If they do make the decision, what are the implications for librarians? 

Speakers: Helen Dobson, Licensing Portfolio Specialist, Jisc; Jayne Marks, Maverick Publishing Specialists; Yvonne Nobis, Head of Physical Sciences Libraries, University of Cambridge"

8 December, 2pm GMT: Conforming to the REF: An international view

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a UK-specific measure for research institutions to assess the quality of their research output. We will aim to look at this within a global context and explore similar frameworks that are utilised in other parts of the world.

Speakers: Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist at Institute for Scientific Information; Vinciane Gaillard, Deputy Director for Research and Innovation at European University Association; Stephen Curry, Chair of the The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) steering committee


It is set to be an engaging time of discussion as you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered live by the panelists and follow-up with your thoughts after the event as well. So don't delay, register for Research Information Live now!