NASEM Toolkit for Fostering Open Science Practices [HRA Members Meeting, Virtual, Spring 2021]

This session will focus on informing HRA members about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science and what funders can do to promote and incentivize open science practices. Some concepts that are addressed by the toolkit include:

·   Open access of publications (immediate or delayed)
·   Preregistration
·   Encouraging use of preprints
·   Providing incentives for open behavior
·   Encouraging or incentivizing reusing available datasets (such as supporting hack-a-thons, etc.)
·   Providing training/funding for training on open science practices for researchers
·   As there is an entire session dedicated to Data Sharing issues, Data Sharing will NOT be covered in this session

The session will begin with presentations about the tools being developed by members of the NASEM Roundtable to foster Open Science practices.  After those presentations, we will hear from HRA members about their experiences in implementing various Open Science policies and incentivizing Open Science among applicants and awardees. They will share strategies they are implementing and talk about any pushback received from leadership, universities, or the researchers themselves, and how they overcame those and other challenges.
Liz Jackson
Sr. Specialist, Scientific Programs | Foundation for Physical Therapy Research

Liz Jackson is the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research Senior Specialist of Research and Grants Program

As Sr. Specialist, Liz oversees the grant and scholarship programs and is responsible for pre and post-award functions. She also serves as a liaison between the Foundation and the physical therapy research community.

Before joining the Foundation, Liz served as the Director of Grants Administration for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in Monrovia, CA, where she helped administer over $250,000,000 in funding. Liz graduated with a BBA in Accounting, with minors in General Business and Law, from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. In 2019, she completed a certificate program in Healthcare Bioinformatics from the University of Chicago Graham School.

Keith Yamamoto, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy  | UCSF
Co-chair NASEM Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science

Dr. Keith R. Yamamoto is vice chancellor for science policy and strategy, director of precision medicine, and professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology at UCSF.  After earning his PhD from Princeton University, Yamamoto joined the UCSF faculty in 1976. His research has focused on signaling and transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors; he uses mechanistic and systems approaches to pursue these problems in pure molecules, cells and whole organisms.  He has led or served on numerous national committees focused on public and scientific policy, public understanding and support of biological research, and science education. In addition to co-chairing the NASEM Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science, he chairs the Coalition for the Life Sciences, co-chairs the Science and Technology Action Committee, is vice chair of the Advisory Council of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine, and sits on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Research!America, the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Public Library of Science, the Governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the Board of Counselors for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, and the Advisory Board for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  He founded the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell and served as its Editor in Chief. He has chaired or served on many committees that oversee training and the biomedical workforce, research funding, and the process of peer review and the policies that govern it at NIH. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Microbiology, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Greg Tananbaum
Coordinator | Open Research Funders Group

Greg Tananbaum is the Director of the Open Research Funders Group (ORFG), a partnership of leading funding organizations committed to the open sharing of research outputs. Collectively, the ORFG members hold assets in excess of $100 billion, with total annual giving in the $10 billion range. Members fund critical research across the entirety of the disciplinary spectrum, including life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.  Greg also coordinates the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science.  The multiyear project brings together senior leaders from universities, funding agencies, societies, foundations, and industry to discuss incentives for adopting open science practices, current barriers and disincentives, and ways to work with communities and disciplines to develop hiring, review, tenure and promotion, and funding practices that are more reflective of open practices.  

Member Speakers
Dawid Potgieter, PhD
Director, Programs in Discovery Science  | Templeton World Charity Foundation

Dawid Potgieter is the Director of Programs in Discovery Science at the Templeton World Charity Foundation. He is responsible for the Foundation’s new initiatives in the Discovery phase. This includes the Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing a $40M effort to support interdisciplinary scientific research on humans’ cognitive, affective, social, and spiritual well-being. He develops new initiatives and grant proposals in a wide range of areas, such as natural sciences, philosophy, and public outreach activities. In 2018, he launched the Accelerating Research on Consciousness initiative, which involves a $20M commitment from the Foundation to investigate scientific theories of consciousness through adversarial collaboration and by promoting open-science practices. Dr. Potgieter also serves as Head of Program Management and Continuous Improvement. He leads the Foundation’s efforts to promote best practices in open science. He is also responsible for overseeing changes to policies and procedures, and developing new grantmaking practices to better support discovery science. Before joining the Foundation, Dr. Potgieter studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford and stayed on there to complete a D.Phil. in Neuroscience at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics. His research has been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neurobiology of Disease, and Human Molecular Genetics. His work has been covered in Science, Financial Times, and BBC Science Focus.

Rachel McEnany
Research Information Manager | American Heart Association

Rachel McEnany joined the American Heart Association in 2017. The AHA has invested more than $4.5 billion toward scientific research since 1949, more than any other not-for-profit organization outside of the federal government. In her current role as Research Information Manager, Rachel handles all reporting on the AHA’s portfolio of $463.6 M in active Research funding. She also works with awardees to communicate Open Science policy and ensure compliance. Rachel graduated with a BA in Anthropology with a focus on Nonprofit Professional Studies from the University of Arkansas. She currently lives in Oakley, UT and when not knee deep in data, enjoys getting outside with her lovely husband, Paul, son, Auden, and dogs, Jack White and June Carter Cash.