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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 4D: Leveraging Technology…

Research and Scholarship
Concurrent 4D: Leveraging Technology Better in Publishing to Solve the Reproducibility Crisis (This session will be included in the SSP Virtual Meeting)

Multiple published reports suggest that scientific research and education is now confronting a reproducibility crisis wherein scientists are unable to reproduce up to 80% of the results found in published studies. This failure in scholarly communication has led to enormous amounts of inefficiency, inefficacy, and frustration for researchers, professors, and students worldwide. Scientific publishing must evolve to better accommodate the evolution of science. This session will explore technologies such as novel uses of video (JoVE), methods and data repositories (such as GitHub and Open Science Framework), and open-access scientific resources (ResearchGate, PeerJ, and eLife) that can help researchers more successfully reproduce findings and techniques, while also enabling more efficient knowledge transfer. We will also discuss the publishers’ role in embracing these important research technologies so that journals not only remain places that publish new scholarly discoveries but also become true partners offering innovative tools to STEM researchers.

Moderator: Moshe Pritsker, JoVE
Twitter Handle: JoveJournal


Elizabeth Ketterman, William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University
As Interim Director, Elizabeth (Beth) Ketterman administers all aspects of the business, service, and research initiatives at the William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University. Beth has served in various positions at Laupus since 2001. Her most recent past position was Assistant Director for Collections, overseeing the decision making for collections in all formats for the health sciences disciplines at ECU. She won the Daniel T. Richards prize from the Medical Library Association in 2013 for an article on collection development policy making. Her research interests include the application of e-resources and online technologies in the academic health sciences library setting.
John Inglis, bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dr. John Inglis is the co-founder of bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint service for the life sciences. He is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a Ph.D. in immunology and was previously Assistant Editor of The Lancet, founding editor of Trends in Immunology, and managing editor of other Trends journals.
Twitter Handle: JohnRInglis
Elizabeth Iorns, Science Exchange
Dr. Elizabeth Iorns is the Founder & CEO of Science Exchange, the Co-Director of the Reproducibility Initiative, and is a part-time partner at Y Combinator. Elizabeth has a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK), and before starting Science Exchange in 2011 was an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami (where she remains an Adjunct Professor). Elizabeth has received a range of honors and recognition, including the Kauffman Foundation Emerging Entrepreneur Award, one of Nature Magazines Ten People Who Mattered, and one of WIREDs ’50 Women Who Are Changing The World’. Elizabeth is focused on the development of innovative models to promote the quality and efficiency of scientific research.
Twitter Handle: elizabethiorns