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R2RC Open Access Week 2012 Planning Webcast

Published Sep 19, 2012, 12:54pm

When: Thursday, September 27th at 1:30pm EDT, 7:30pm CET
Registration is free, but required. After registering, you will receive login instructions the day before the event.

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Want to participate in Open Access Week but aren’t sure how to get started?  Have some Open Access Week events planned but want to get ideas from what others are doing?

What is Open Access Week?

Join us Thursday, September 27th at 1:30pm EDT, 7:30pm CET for a one-hour Open Access Week planning webcast.  We’ll have representatives from Right to Research Coalition members in Africa, Europe, and North America discuss their organizations’ plans for the week, and we’ll have a number of ideas for participating in Open Access Week that don’t require months of advanced planning.

Our featured webcast speakers will include:

Brandon Locke is the Vice Chair of Open Access for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Student Association and will lead their Open Access Week efforts for the second year in a row.



Mary Iwaret Otiti is the Medical Students’ Association of Kenya’s National Officer of Research Exchange and, in cooperation with EIFL, is planning Open Access Week events on the campus of the University of Nairobi.



Sofia Ribeiro is the European Medical Student Association’s Vice President for External Affairs and leads EMSA’s Open Access Week efforts, which will include overprice tags and the translation of R2RC resources into new languages.




With one month left, there’s still plenty of time to join students across the world in promoting Open Access on your campus during the week.  Join us next week to ask questions, get ideas, and make plans to participate in the 6th annual Open Access Week.  Students started Open Access Week in 2007, and with your help, we can make this year bigger than ever.

Find more information on Open Access Week at

Click here to register.


Our speakers' slides can be found at the links below:

Brandon Locke on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's OA Week activities
Mary Iwaret Otiti on the Medical Students' Association of Kenya's OA Week activities
Sofia Riberio on the European Medical Student Association's OA Week activities
Nick Shockey on last minute ideas for participating in OA Week


2 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Nancy Pontika
Sep 24, 2012 4:33am [ 1 ]

Thank you

Waruguru Wanjau
Sep 26, 2012 2:57pm [ 2 ]

looking forward to the session!

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