The Open Scholarship Initiative
WORLD-CLASS DELEGATE LIST
196 invited leaders at OSI2016
15 stakeholder groups
182 institutions, 12 countries
BROAD SUPPORT
10-year UN commitment
Diverse sponsor group
Strong delegate reviews
16 WORKGROUP TEAMS
14 different questions
Balanced representation
Focus on finding solutions
MEANINGFUL OUTCOMES
New ideas and perspectives
Papers published
Results sought in 2016
NEW VOICES
New connections
New partnerships
New opportunities

What is OSI?

OSI is a global collaborative effort between all major stakeholders in scholarly publishing to improve the future of how research information gets published, shared and accessed. The foundation of this effort is a 10-year series of annual meetings where high-level stakeholder representatives work together to solve important issues. Collaboration outside these meetings will also occur.

Why now?

How do we best manage the explosive growth of knowledge in society today? In scholarly research, our stakeholder community’s approaches to this challenge have not been unified, and the result has been a persistence (and even widening) of access gaps and issues, with adverse impacts on global economic development,¬†education, discovery and effective public policy. The time to act together is now.

How to help

Help sponsor this effort, volunteer to help research important questions, use your influence to convince key stakeholders to participate, and help evangelize the work being done by this group. See the “About OSI” section for more details. Scholarly publishing is a well-established, global system and it will take a global, unified, well-reasoned effort to bring about needed reforms.

 

2017 Host

George Washington University
2121 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC USA 20052
+1-202-994-1000info@osinitiative.org

2017 Program

OSI2017 runs 2.5 days, April 18-21, 2017, in Washington DC.
Day 1
18 Apr 2017

Opening night reception

Please join us at the One Washington Circle Hotel for the OSI2017 opening night reception. Additional OSI2017 agenda details will be posted by July 1, 2016.
203Days
14Hours
28Mins
46Secs

2017 Initiative Partners

2016 Sponsors