HRA’s Exploring the Value of “Open” (EVO) Program Resources

Is “Open Science” just the latest fad or is it really an important tool to advance discovery? If you are unsure, OR if you sincerely believe open science can advance discovery but need help implementing policies to facilitate open science, the EVO program is for you.

HRA’s Open Science Community is sponsoring a one-year Exploring the Value of Open (EVO) Program with monthly webinar sessions, discussion groups, and opportunities to explore whether open science policies, compliance tools, and metrics are appropriate for your organization, and can help achieve your mission.

September 8th, 3-4 PM ET:           EVO Program Launch – recording and slides 
The EVO Program launch webinar covered the “what” of open science – open access publishing, the “FAIR” principles, data sharing, etc. Subsequent webinars will cover the “how.” How to develop and implement policies, but also tools to track compliance and measure impact.


September 13th, 2-3 PM ET:          Value of ORCID for funders – recording, Lyrasis-Orcid US Community slides, and Gary McDowell’s slides
We followed the launch webinar with a webinar to discuss the “Value of ORCID for funders,” led by a team from the ORCID US Community consortium. We also heard a brief presentation from open researcher, Gary McDowell who will discuss using ORCID to track awardees.


September 29th, 12-1PM ET:         HRA Open Relaunch 


October 13th, 3-4 PM ET:               From policy into practice – recording, Joe McArthur’s slides, Laura Paglione’s slides
Momentum for open access has been growing and it’s spreading to open data and other research outputs. The recent guidance from the White House OSTP has added to the international call for open research over the past few years. Policies are becoming more ambitious. Now is the time to learn about and prepare common pathways and best practices towards open research to minimize the burden on funders and researchers and maximize the value to public health.

This webinar demystified the current policy landscape and lay down a path towards our shared open research future, including practical first steps funder can take, and possible shared solutions across HRA members.


  • Joe McArthur, OA,Works – presented on how to get a handle on the current levels of open access publishing and preprinting happening with grantees today and what can be learned
  • Laura Paglione, ORCID Consultant – presented on what can be understood when ORCIDs are used and presenting a case study on ORCID impact


November 10th, 3-4 PM ET:          Data sharing: why, how, and measuring impact – recording, Kristen Ratan’s slides, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz slides, Tim Vines slides, Salvatore La Rosa slides

The NIH has issued a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy effective January 25, 2023, to promote the sharing of scientific data. One of the ultimate benefits of sharing scientific data, is to facilitate the development of treatments and products that improve human health.

If you are interested in implementing your own data sharing policy and understand how to implement and track, this webinar is for you. We walked through elements of robust data sharing policies, best practices, and monitoring and discuss which of these make sense for specific organizations to advance your own missions as well as ways to monitor compliance and measure impact.


Kristen Ratan | Principal, Stratos

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz | Director, Open Research Solutions, PLOS

Tim Vines | Founder & Director, DataSeer

Salvatore La Rosa | Chief Scientific Officer, Children’s Tumor Foundation