Happy Open Access Week!

Colorful graphic with text: "Open Access Week 2020 - Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion - October 19-25"

Open Access Week, held October 19-25, is an international event dedicated to making openness the default for research within the scholarly community. The theme for this year’s Open Access Week is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion.”

Lane Library is participating with programming to help you increase openness in your research, including demos of open science tools, classes, and a meeting of our Open Science Reading Group. Learn more about our programs below:

Enhancing Your Researcher Profile with ORCID

Monday, October 19, from 2 – 3 pm

ORCID is a persistent digital identifier that connects you to the work you’ve done. Granting agencies, publishers, research institutions, and other organizations are increasingly requiring ORCID and an ORCID iD can be used to connect and unlock many useful research tools.


A Brief Introduction to Preprints

Tuesday, October 20, from 2 – 3 pm

Preprints are an increasingly visible way for biomedical researchers to widely and quickly disseminate their work. This introduction will cover the benefits (and potential drawbacks) of publishing preprints as well as how to use preprint servers like bioRxiv and medRxiv to share your work and find work shared by others.


Introduction to Dryad

Thursday, October 22, from 2 – 3 pm

Dryad is an open and curated general-purpose repository for research data. Through Lane Library, Stanford has an institutional membership with Dryad, meaning that affiliated researchers can submit and publish their research data free of charge.


Open Science Reading Group: An Introduction to Open Access

Tuesday, October 27, from 2 – 3 pm

This month’s Open Science Reading Group focus is on an introduction to Open Access. The group is intended to bring together members of the Stanford Medicine community to learn about open science, discuss the application of open science practices in a biomedical context, and meet other members of the community who are interested in (or already are) incorporating open science practices into their work.


As a reminder, the library has partnered with various publishers and journals to provide open access author processing charge discounts.

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