Weekly digest: ORCID trust markers, PLS and equitable OA

Sophie Nobes

This week, we feature three upcoming webinars about challenges to equitable OA, about the ORCID Community Trust Network, and about why publishers should adopt PLS. We also signpost an invitation to comment on new data sharing guidelines from CRDSA, a call to participate in the Center for Open Science’s SMART project, and a UKRIO stakeholder survey. Finally, we revisit the Year of Open Science Culminating Conference and day two of the ISMPP Annual Meeting.

Challenges to equity in OA via ALPSP

Join Serena Tan (Senior Manager Portfolio and Strategy Development at Wiley), Diogo Borges Provete (Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul), Kellie O’Rourke (Head of Commercial Transformation, Open Research at Cambridge University Press & Assessment) and Stuart Whayman (Managing Director, Researchers & Librarians at Elsevier) on 21 May to learn about the challenges of making OA publishing more equitable. This webinar is free for Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) members.

ORCID trust markers via ORCID

How does ORCID uphold trust and integrity in research communication? Join Chris Shillum (Executive Director at ORCID), Tom Demeranville (Product Director at ORCID) and Julie Petro (Director of Communications at ORCID) on 22 May to explore trust markers within ORCID records and learn more about the work of the ORCID Community Trust Network. Registration for this webinar is free.

How should publishers use PLS? via Council of Science Editors

Plain language summaries (PLS) aim to make scientific publications accessible to a broad range of readers. However, many publishers don’t include them in their publication offering. During this webinar on 23 May, Annetta Cheek (Co-founder of the Center for Plain Language), Stephen Bernhardt (Emeritus Kirkpatrick Chair in Writing at the University of Delaware), Kelly Soldavin (Senior Editor at Taylor & Francis) and Ishmam Nawar (Communications Consultant at Oxford PharmaGenesis) will discuss the development of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) plain language principles and guidelines, what PLS are, and why publishers should use them. A Council of Science Editors account is required to register for this paid webinar.

Public comment: data sharing standards via CRDSA

The Clinical Research Data Sharing Alliance (CRDSA) has drafted new standards for the sharing of clinical study data and the secondary analysis of clinical study data. Before the standards are finalized, public comments on the drafts are invited until 31 May. More information about the standards is available in this webinar.

SMART project: call for participation via Center for Open Science

The Center for Open Science has launched the Scaling Machine Assessments of Research Trustworthiness (SMART) project. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project aims to progress the development of an automated system for evaluating the confidence of research claims. In this first phase of the project, researchers are invited to submit eligible papers for credibility evaluation by both algorithms and human experts. Paper submissions will be accepted until August 2024.a

UKRIO stakeholder survey via UKRIO

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) – which seeks to enhance good research practices and prevent misconduct – has launched a survey inviting insights on how it can better support the research integrity needs of the UK research community. The anonymous feedback provided will help UKRIO assess the impact of its resources and services to shape the future of its work. This short survey is open until 24 May.a

Year of Open Science Culminating Conference: presentation recordings and materials via Center for Open Science  

In March, the Year of Open Science Culminating Conference saw global stakeholders come together to reflect on past achievements and explore the future of open science. Recordings and presentation materials of all plenary sessions, lightning talks and panel discussions are now available to access on demand. Followers of Open Pharma may be particularly interested in the sessions on evidencing the impact of open science, alternative publishing models and data sharing.

ISMPP Annual Meeting day two summary via The Publication Plan | 42-minute read

Taking place from 29 April to 1 May in Washington, DC, the 2024 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) focused on Storytelling: its art and power. This summary from The Publication Plan provides an overview of day two of the meeting, which included sessions on artificial intelligence, journal metrics and the future of peer review. We covered the summary of day one in last week’s digest, and more information about Open Pharma’s presence at the meeting can be found here.

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aPaige – a generative AI tool created by Oxford PharmaGenesis – was used to create an early draft of this summary. Paige uses OpenAI’s GPT Large Language Models, securely and privately accessed from within Microsoft’s Azure platform. The AI-generated output was reviewed, modified or rewritten, and checked for accuracy by at least one member of the Open Pharma team. The news pieces included in the weekly digest are curated by the Open Pharma team without the use of AI.