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The SSP webinar program delivers a series of highly informative, thought-provoking webinars designed to challenge and stimulate discussion. Covering timely topics and offered regularly throughout the year, our one-hour webinars are available for viewing 60 days after the live broadcast.

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A strong and sustainable research infrastructure—the tools, services, and systems that support the research process—is vital. It speeds up the dissemination of research, helps ensure that it’s FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable), minimizes the risk of errors, and reduces the administrative burden on researchers and their organizations alike. How close are we to making this a reality? What improvements are needed? Who are—and will be—the key players? How much of the research infrastructure should be open, for whom, and why? This webinar updates you on the current state of the research infrastructure and takes a look ahead to what needs to be done to ensure that it meets the future needs of all stakeholders across all disciplines and regions. [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

You want to encourage and support early career researchers, but which initiatives will work best for your authors – and your budget? In this webinar, we’ll hear from a number of organizations that have built successful ECR programs, exploring how they developed their strategies, the decisions and metrics that drive a successful program, and the data that underpins it all. [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

Although the idea of something being “open access” is easily understandable, the vast and complex array of initiatives, licenses, and terminology may not be. For instance, what is meant by a “read and publish agreement”? What is a “hybrid journal”? Who or what is “Beall’s list”? What is “Plan S”? This webinar will present a primer on open access for early career professionals and anyone else new to the field who may have questions (but were afraid to ask). Join us to hear from a knowledgeable slate of publishing professionals to learn more about open access, including its history, important terminology, and influence on the present and future of scholarly publishing. A Q&A segment will follow the three presentations. Seriously, don’t be afraid to ask! [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

A new round of services promises to solve the information glut and help get users to the research they are looking for more efficiently than ever. In this webinar, we’ll explore these services as well as initiatives like GetFTR and discuss their implications for publishers, libraries, and end users. [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

Many organizations have endorsed the importance of diversity and affirmed their commitment to equity and inclusion, but aren’t sure about how to make progress in these areas. Additionally, the journey to becoming an ally is a personal one, and we all are at varying stages. Speakers Lisa White and Vernon Morris will help this journey become one of purpose and fulfillment that aims to improve diversity and inclusion. [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

Scholarly publishing, like all other media, is dominated by a group of major players (many of which became major by purchasing smaller companies). This webinar will explore how smaller presses and self-publishing professional societies compete for authors and audiences in this environment: • What advantages do they have? What are their major struggles? • How have technological changes and the shift to new publishing models, including open access models and transformative agreements, affected their business? • How do they evaluate when they should partner with other companies, and when they should go it alone? • Has social media helped smaller publishers to level the playing field? These and other questions will be addressed by a panel of representatives from medical, technical, and humanities publishers. [ 2021 Webinar Series ]

The Future of Preprints


The development of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in related preprints as researchers around the world use them to share research quickly and work together to fight the pandemic. More researchers are posting preprints in more disciplines than ever before, and this growth is prompting conversations about the future of preprints. What are the benefits of sharing early stage research? What are the risks, and are there ways to mitigate them? Are preprints here to stay, or are they a passing fad? [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

Looking forward to 2021 and beyond, there are many open questions about the directions of scientific research funding. Many government, corporate, and institutional funding streams are in flux, and the potential macroeconomic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on research are unclear. These impacts are not evenly distributed by domain of research or by the type of institution receiving or disbursing those funds, with some organizations doing reasonably well, and others are in a much more precarious position. Layered upon this are the various demands funding organizations are putting on researchers and institutions regarding openness of the resulting findings and the demands of greater transparency. Inevitably the policies made by funding bodies, their funding priorities, and even their ability to fund efforts at a given level will have profound implications on scholarly communications well beyond any particular initiative. During this Scholarly Kitchen session, we'll explore the future direction of research funding through a conversation with representatives from philanthropic, national, corporate, and regional funding organizations offering a range of perspectives. [ 2020 Webinar Series ]

The Workplace Needs Work


With every upsetting instance of scandalous or simply uncivil behavior in our workplaces, every conversation with a struggling student or colleague, and every external review that finds we aren't doing enough for diversity and inclusion in our business as usual, it's easy to wonder—how to begin? [ 2020 Webinar Series ] How can we understand and quantify the problems and successes in our workplaces, and then use the results to move forward? The issues don't go away in a virtual workplace. These days, some of the problems have become even more exacerbated in a remote or hybrid environment. Developing an inclusive workplace climate requires a clear understanding of the current situation. Taking action requires buy-in and a data-driven improvement strategy. This presentation will discuss elements of a successful workplace culture assessment and some strategies to address the results, now and into the future.