Webinar: CHORUS - Providing Public Access

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 11 am US/EDT

Title: CHORUS: Providing Public Access
Speakers: Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHOR

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Abstract:  Last year, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo calling for increased access to federally funded published research and digital scientific data, and calling for public-private partnerships to offer solutions to this. CHORUS (Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States) is a not-for-profit, publisher-led initiative to enable agencies and the researchers whose work they fund to comply with the requirement to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. CHORUS leverages existing infrastructure - avoiding duplication of effort and minimizing cost to the government – in ensuring public accessibility and continued availability of the research literature. Howard, Ratner, the Executive Director of CHOR, Inc. will provide an update on where things stand and how CHORUS provides a solution.

Howard Ratner Biography: Howard Ratner is Executive Director of CHOR, Inc. and leads its first service -- CHORUS -- Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States -- a not-for-profit public-private partnership to increase public access to peer-reviewed publications that report on federally funded research. Howard was most recently Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice-President, for Nature Publishing Group. Howard's earlier positions included Director, Electronic Publishing & Production for Springer and a member of the production staff at John Wiley & Sons.

Howard founded and led many of the major cross-community efforts in scholarly communications. He co-founded and chaired the not-for-profit ORCID – Open Researcher and Contributor ID system -- and continues to serve on its board of directors. He was active in the establishment of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and the founding and technical development of CrossRef and CLOCKSS. He is an active member of the STM Future Labs and currently serves as the President for the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Thank you for joining us,
Carmen and Belinda

Carmen Nitsche
CINforma Consulting  
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San Antonio, TX 78209    

Belinda L.  Hurley
The Ohio State University Libraries 
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Columbus, OH  43210    
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