Join Us for the Texas Open Science Summit

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Austin, TEXAS – The University of Texas Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors, is proud to announce the Texas Open Science Summit (TOSS) to be held on September 20, 2023. TOSS is a half-day program that marks the celebration of 2023 being designated as the Year of Open Science.

The Summit is a collaborative effort between the University of Texas Libraries, HELIOS, and NASA TOPS, that aims to bring together experts from various disciplines to discuss critical topics in open science, federal government requirements for sharing research publications and data, and the importance of open science, especially for early career researchers. The event will also provide insights into open science opportunities available at The University of Texas at Austin.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Time: 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central Time) with a networking breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.

Location: Perry Castañeda Library (PCL) and virtually via Zoom


Program Highlights:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Networking Breakfast

  • 9:15 a.m. – Welcome

    • Daniel Jaffe, Vice President for Research, The University of Texas at Austin

  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Keynote

    • Caitlin Carter, Program Manager for Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Science (HELIOS)

    • Paige Martin, Program Officer for Transform to Open Science (TOPS), NASA

  • 10:10 a.m. – Panel Discussion on Open Science

    • Caitlin Carter, Coordinator, HELIOS

    • Johanna Cohoon, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Computing, University of Utah

    • Paige Martin, Program Officer for TOPS, NASA

    • Mohammad Afzal Shadab, PhD student, Oden Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

    • Franco Pestilli, Associate Professor, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

    • Greg Tananbaum, Director of the Open Research Funders Group

  • 11:15 a.m. – Closing Keynote

    • Stephanie Lieggi, Executive Director, Open Source Program Office, University of California Santa Cruz

    • Angela Newell, Executive Director of Innovation, Information Technology Services, The University of Texas at Austin

  • 11:45 a.m. – Closing Remarks

    • Eric Meyer, Dean, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin


This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please register and find more program details here.

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The Texas Open Science Summit is part of the Year of Open Science initiative to raise awareness about the advantages of incorporating open science principles into research and publication processes. The University of Texas at Austin offers extensive resources to support researchers interested in embracing open science principles in their work.