Mercè Crosas, de Harvard a secretària de Transparència i Govern Obert | exterior

From Google’s English:  “After 17 years at Harvard University (United States), Mercè Crosas Navarro has been appointed Secretary of Transparency and Open Government, which belongs to the Department of Foreign Action and Transparency of the Catalan government. Until now he had served as head of research data management at Harvard University and head of the office of data science and technology at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.”

REPEAT (Reproducible Evidence: Practices to Enhance and Achieve Transparency)

“Replication is a cornerstone of the scientific method. Historically, public confidence in the validity of healthcare database research has been low. Drug regulators, patients, clinicians, and payers have been hesitant to trust evidence from databases due to high profile controversies with overturned and conflicting results. This has resulted in underuse of a potentially valuable source of real-world evidence.?…

Division of Phamacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics [DoPE]

Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.”

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Harvard Library’s Advancing Open Knowledge Grant Recipients | Harvard Library Communications

“Harvard Library’s Advancing Open Knowledge Grants Program is excited to announce its first cohort of award recipients. From readying Cabot to produce audible versions of library materials for visually impaired users to highlighting the astronomical heritage of Black and Indigenous cultures, the seven selected projects seek to advance open knowledge and foster innovation to further diversity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism.

The program’s co-managers (Jehan Sinclair, Claire DeMarco and Colleen Cressman), as well as a team of library staff reviewers, evaluated the proposed projects on criteria related to user impact, DIBAR impact, innovation, open knowledge, integration with Harvard Library infrastructure, and accessibility. The review process will be evaluated and adapted for the second round of grants….”

Open Access 101 » Action at Harvard


“What can you do specifically if you are an affiliate of Harvard?

Add yourself to the Harvard Open Access Initiative’s mailing list or add this blog to your RSS feed to receive updates about future OA events. You can even start posting on it if you want to organize an event!
Email kxu AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu if you are interested in getting involved with the 2007 Internet and Society Conference, whose theme will be openness in the university
If you are a faculty member, take a look at the ways faculty can support open access and try something!
Insist that the administration take a strong stance on open access!

If you are an FAS student, please contact your UC reps and let them know that this is an important issue to you. There are several initiatives to lower the cost of coursepacks that are closely tied in to this.
If you are a faculty member, start a discussion with your colleagues and get in touch with the Committee on Scholarly Communications, headed by Prof. Stuart Shieber.

Join Harvard Free Culture, the student group that is most active about this and other issues dealing with technology and societal change….”

OpenNotes – Patients and clinicians on the same page

“OpenNotes is the international movement promoting and studying transparent communication in healthcare. We help patients and clinicians share meaningful notes in medical records. We call these open notes….

OpenNotes is not software or a product. It’s a call to action.”