2018 Webinar Series: Webinar #1: All the flavours of FAIR, Fair & F.A.I.R.

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All the flavours of FAIR, fair & F.A.I.R

Tuesday 6th March

WA 9-10am - QLD 11-12noon – NSW & VIC 12-1pm - NZ 2-3pm

The word fair can mean many different things to many different people, but it’s generally a description of activities or processes which are just, equitable and reasonable. Within scholarship it’s been used as an acronym FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) for the ongoing campaign for an open democratic society where everyone can access information. In 2015, fairness was found in another acronym in the F.A.I.R. Data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Created to support knowledge discovery and innovation and to promote sharing and reuse of data, these principles informed the development of the F.A.I.R. Access policy statement in 2016 for all Australian publicly funded research outputs.

The concept of fairness has implications for how journals should be run. "Fair Open Access" has been a rallying cry for researchers seeking to achieve fair, low-cost journal open access. In 2017 a group of researchers and librarians formalized Fair Open Access principles for journals and the Fair Open Access Alliance (fairopenaccess.org).

In the first webinar of our 2018 series we will be discussing the future of FAIR in scholarly publishing. Joining the AOASG’s Ginny Barbour will be Keith Russell, Partnerships Program Manager from the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) and Alex Holcombe, Associate Editor of Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.

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