Open Access Week: Grants and Data Management

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Library Building, Room 1021, AUC New Cairo
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Mark Muehlhaeusler
Libraries and Learning Technologies
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Open Access Week is a global event to raise awareness of in the importance of open access to information and knowledge. It is held during the last full week of October each year; this year, the week runs from October 23rd to 28th.

Every year, AUC Libraries try to raise awareness of the importance of Open Access for research and teaching, through a variety of activities. In keeping with the theme of the Common Reading Program at AUC, this year’s activities will focus on open access to data.

Throughout the week, there will be lunchtime talks by key stakeholders on campus to shed light on current data policies and practices at AUC. These talks are free and open to all, but aimed primarily at an audience consisting of faculty and graduate students at AUC.


The third event in the series will have a practical focus: Since many grant-giving agencies now require that a data management plan is provided as part of the application, the Office of Sponsored Programs will present an overview of their services which support researchers at AUC in the application process. The event will also talk about existing services to deposit data in AUC’s Institutional Repository, and in open data repositories worldwide.


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