About the webinar
Following the global trend towards open science, open research tools and platforms are being emphasized as means of driving scientific research and data to be open, reproducible, and transparent. Co-organized by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Libraries and EBSCO, this webinar will introduce the latest innovations and initiatives for supporting open research, open data and open publishing.
In this webinar, Mr. Lenny Teytelman, CEO and cofounder of protocols.io, will introduce their platform for developing and sharing reproducible research methods and scientific experiment protocols. Mr. Robert Faith, Research Workflow and Digital Preservation Specialist from EBSCO, will present how the computational research platform – Code Ocean will help researchers improve discoveries for computing resources and reproduce them. Mr. Jesse Xiao, Data and Scholarly Communications Librarian from the HKU Libraries, will share the current research services from HKU Libraries that promote open science. Lastly, Dr. Scott Edmund, Editor in Chief of the GigaScience journal, will share the publishing changes adopted by GigaScience for promoting open research, including the use of digital tools such as Stencila, protocols.io and Code Ocean. Please join us and feel free to share this invitation with researchers at your institution.
12 May, 2021 (Wednesday)
10a.m.-11:50a.m. (HKT, GMT+8) | 12p.m.-1:50p.m. (AEST, GMT+10)
(Note: each session will have 20 mins presentation + 5 mins Q&A)
10:00 – 10:25 a.m.
For reproducibility, we need the methods behind the data.
Lenny Teytelman / Scientist, CEO and Co-founder of protocols.io
10:25 – 10:50 a.m.
Code Ocean: Accelerating Computational Research Collaboration and Accessibility
Robert Faith / Research Workflow and Digital Preservation Specialist at EBSCO
10:50 – 11:15 a.m.
Opening up, promoting and preserving the University’s Research
Jesse Xiao / Data and Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Hong Kong Libraries
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.
An end-to-end open science publishing workflow, to bring your research to life
Scott Edmunds / Editor in Chief, GigaScience
11:40 – 11:50 a.m.
- Lenny Teytelman
Scientist, CEO and Co-founder of protocols.io
Lenny has over a decade of computational and experimental biology experience. He did his graduate studies at UC Berkeley, and it was his struggle with correcting a published research method as a postdoc at MIT that led him to cofound protocols.io. Lenny brings to protocols.io a strong passion for open access, sharing knowledge, and improving research efficiency through technology.
- Robert Faith
Research Workflow and Digital Preservation Specialist at EBSCO
Robert Faith, EBSCO Information Services Research Workflow and Digital Preservation Specialist, holds a PhD in History from the University of Akron, and an M.A. in Archives from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. With over ten years of experience working in the library and academic publishing world, and working alongside EBSCO partners such as protocols.io, Code Ocean, and Arkivum, Robert assists hundreds of research institutions around the world in working toward more accessible and reproducible scholarship.
- Jesse Xiao
Data and Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Hong Kong Libraries
Jesse Xiao (ORCID: 0000-0003-3408-2852) is the data and scholarly communication librarian in the University of Hong Kong Libraries. He is also on the Board of Directors of The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship and the Co-chairs of the World Data System – Early Career Researcher and Scientists Network. He is managing the research data services team, the institutional repository (Scholars Hub) to promote open data, open access and open science in the University of Hong Kong.
- Scott Edmunds
Editor in Chief, GigaScience
Scott Edmunds (ORCID:0000-0001-6444-1436) is Editor-in-Chief of GigaScience and Co-Founder of CivicSight (formerly Open Data Hong Kong). He has co-founded Citizen Science organisations Bauhinia Genome and CitizenScience.Asia, is on the Board of Directors of the Dryad Digital Repository. His academic background includes training in biochemistry at Imperial College and a PhD on the Molecular Pathology of Ocular Melanoma at the Royal London Hospital. After postdoctoral positions on Cancer Molecular Pathology at the WHO International Agency for Research in Cancer in Lyon and Institute of Cell and Molecular Sciences in London (Queen Mary) he was senior scientific editor for the BMC Genomics and Bioinformatics journals at BioMed Central before moving in 2010 to Shenzhen/Hong Kong to set up the GigaScience journal and GigaDB database for the BGI (the world’s largest genomic organisation). GigaScience launched in July 2012, and their second journal, GigaByte, has just started publishing it's first papers.