Conference

Presentation: GA4GH EDI Advisory Group Update

During the GA4GH 9th Plenary meeting in September 2021, I discussed the current progress of the GA4GH Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, a group that I co-chair. Through deep exploration using an approach to build an “intentional community”, the volunteer group has embarked on three overarching projects: Onboarding Tactics, Increasing Participation Levels, and Building Equity by Design into our standards. This talk describes the progress to date, and encourages the community to get involved and contribute to EDI efforts to effect change.

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Presentation: Metadata in Contracts

WEBINAR: Negotiating Open Metadata into your Contracts Contract negotiations are important tools for incentivizing publishers and vendors to move to more open business models. Researchers and research institutions have been working together to best plan for and accomplish this shared vision. As part of this transformative process, open metadata must be included to ensure broad access to scholarly resources and other research outputs. As part of Metadata 20/20’s “Your Turn” campaign, the community has expressed interest in exploring and sharing how open metadata can be negotiated into contract language for those accessing and using scholarly resources and other research outputs.

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Presentation: Embracing Your Unique Career Story

The Long and Winding Road: Sometimes the best path from point A to point B is not a straight line. Follow the twists and turns of one alumna’s career through 8 very different industries and 7 unique functional roles into the position she feels she was always meant to play. At the 2021 LeadHERship Conference at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, USA, I presented an interactive talk about how to make career transitions when you are pursuing a non-linear career.

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