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Who’s Wagging the Dog? The Role of Funder Mandates in Defining the Needs of End Users

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Are peer-reviewed articles the only way in which publishers can help researchers communicate? Scholarly communication is expanding to include data sets, computer code, and multimedia output. Technologically, new output types have been possible for some time, so what is driving this sudden rapid uptake? The answer is that changes in funder attitudes towards what constitutes legitimate scholarly output are creating new needs among researchers, and by extension, new opportunities for publishers.


  • Jonathan Adams, Chief Scientist, Digital Science


  • Kirsty Meddings, Product Manager, Crossref
  • Simon Kerridge, Director of Research Services, Kent University
  • Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy