Scientific publishing in the digital age: The search for better ways to communicate scientific research and assess its impact
Dr. Gary Ward is a former PLoS Board Chairman; PLoS Biology Editorial Board, charter member; Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine. Sponsored by OBE and The Department of Microbiology. Dr. Ward has a strong interest in scientific communication and publication practices. He chaired the NIH’s PubMed Central National Advisory Committee from 2009-2011 and the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) from 2011-2019. In this session, Gary will outline some of the shortcomings of our current system of scientific publication and discuss innovative experiments aimed at addressing these shortcomings and changing the way in which scientific research is communicated and its significance evaluated. There will be ample time for audience members to contribute their own thoughts and suggestions to the discussion. A light breakfast will be provided for those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 14.