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Webinar | Engaging Early Career Researchers


Engaging Early Career Researchers

February 19, 2020

You want to encourage and support early career researchers, but which initiatives will work best for your authors – and your budget? In this webinar, we’ll hear from a number of organizations that have built successful ECR programs, exploring how they developed their strategies, the decisions and metrics that drive a successful program, and the data that underpins it all. 


Kirsten Ronald, Marketing Analyst, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
Kirsten Ronald is the Marketing Analyst at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), where she uses data to drive marketing and business strategy. Prior to joining PNAS in 2018, she held multiple roles at ecommerce startups, including marketing, analytics, sales operations, and anything else that needed doing. She holds a PhD in American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Lynnee Argabright, Masters Student in Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
Lynnee Argabright is a second year MSIS student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a 2019-2020 SSP Fellow. She works as a graduate student Research Assistant in UNC’s Scholarly Communications department of the University Libraries, developing and instructing workshop curriculum and planning Open Access Week events to build campus awareness of publishing models, author rights, and institutional repository dissemination. Having previously worked in various university presses, she is interested in bridging insights between faculty, libraries, and publishers to support the scholarly ecosystem.


Lisa Jarvis, Senior Correspondent, C&EN
Lisa Jarvis is a Senior Correspondent at C&EN, the news magazine of the American Chemical Society, with 15 years of experience covering the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She writes and edits feature articles that weave together the business and science of developing drugs, with a particular interest in rare diseases, innovative models for drug discovery, and emerging technologies.

Dana Compton, Editorial Director, American Society of Civil Engineers; President, Council of Science Editors
Dana Compton is Editorial Director at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), with responsibility for its journals and books publishing programs. She is also currently serving as CSE President for the 2019-2020 year. Prior to joining ASCE in 2018, Dana was a Senior Consulting Associate with KWF Consulting, working with society and other clients to develop strategies around scholarly content; served as Publication Director at PNAS; and held production positions at the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Thompson Publishing Group.

Katrine Sundsbo, Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager, Library Services, University of Essex
Katrine Sundsbo is the Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager at the University of Essex. Her role includes publishing, open access, copyright and metrics, and providing good practice guidance around these topics. She also provides support via workshops, training sessions and one-to-ones for academic staff, professional services staff and research students. Katrine has been a part of NEwComERs (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers) since it was established in 2017 and has a focus on supporting early career researchers as a part of her role. In October 2018 she created the Open Access Escape Room, and in the following year a workshop version was created. In collaboration with Hannah Pyman, she has also developed a game around Copyright called Copyright dough. 

Tajendra Vir Singh, Chief Computational Scientist, UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education
Tajendra Vir Singh is the Chief Computational Scientist at UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). He leads IDRE’s significant research projects related to Advanced Computing and manages its outreach and training activities to promote the usage of Advanced Computing and interdisciplinary collaborations among researchers. He is also UCLA’s XSEDE champion and helps researchers in getting free allocations on large-scale computing resources at leadership-class computing facilities. With an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management (2019) and Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD in 1993), he is skilled in Management, Strategy, Data Center Operations, Advanced Cyber-Infrastructure, Big Data, Algorithms, and Distributed Computing. His career before UCLA-IDRE includes a progressive experience with lead organizations including Broadwing Communications, UMN’s Department of Computer Science, Silicon Graphics, Cray Research, Center for Development of Advanced Computation Pune (C-DAC), and IIT Delhi.