Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

This year’s International Open Access Week theme has been released and builds on the previous two years’ themes around equity.  The 2020 OA Week Advisory Committee says “Rebuilding research and scholarship to be open by default presents a unique opportunity to construct a foundation that is fundamentally more equitable. Yet today, structural racism, discrimination, and exclusion are present and persistent in places where openness is a core value.”

The Committee aims to highlight how much of the infrastructure and established systems are built on “legacies of historic injustice” making it vital to addressing these inequities.

Planning for Open Access Week across Australia and New Zealand is well and truly underway with a timetable of stimulating guest speakers and workshops each day from Monday 19 to  Friday 23 October (11am -1pm AEST).   Registration for all events will be available soon.

You can download International OA Week graphics and resources here.