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To join this Learning Community, submit this form by April 15th: https://forms.gle/ooXkc5szYL5xeAmb7


In an era of increased reflection and transparency in scientific research and culture, this learning community seeks to provide a space for dialogue and growth for higher education professionals. We will explore core concepts in open science and open data through an equity and social justice lens. Each week will consist of a curated set of readings to explore and discussion time to share your ideas in a comfortable (albeit virtual) setting. 

When you leave this learning community, you will be able to:

  • Explain the tenets of open science and open data

  • Integrate equitable and justice-oriented approaches into your open science work and teaching

  • Reflect on your own positionality and role in higher education


Virtual meetings:

  • Wednesdays from 4/24/24 to 5/29/24

  • 11am-12:30pm Pacific (2-3:30pm Eastern)

  • Each week will consist of a facilitated discussion based on 1-2 assigned articles

Week 1 (April 24th)
Who are you? What do Open Data, Open Science, and Social Justice mean to you?

Week 2 (May 1st)
Making the case for equity and social justice in open science

Week 3 (May 8th)
Data is not objective, and neither is science

Week 4 (May 15th)
Case Study 1: Data Sovereignty

Week 5 (May 22nd)
Case Study 2: Education and Learning 

Week 6 (May 29th)
The Future is Open

For questions about the Learning Community email: Nate Emery (nemery@ucsb.edu) or Camila Vargas Poulsen (camilavargas@ucsb.edu)
Check out other RIOS Institute resources, activities, and opportunities at riosinstitute.org 
Email Kaitlin Bonner (kbonner@sjf.edu) for help with RIOS/QUBES logistics