REPEAT (Reproducible Evidence: Practices to Enhance and Achieve Transparency)

“Replication is a cornerstone of the scientific method. Historically, public confidence in the validity of healthcare database research has been low. Drug regulators, patients, clinicians, and payers have been hesitant to trust evidence from databases due to high profile controversies with overturned and conflicting results. This has resulted in underuse of a potentially valuable source of real-world evidence.?…

Division of Phamacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics [DoPE]

Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.”

Announcing the Inaugural Cohort of Harvard Library’s Advancing Open Knowledge Grant Recipients | Harvard Library Communications

“Harvard Library’s Advancing Open Knowledge Grants Program is excited to announce its first cohort of award recipients. From readying Cabot to produce audible versions of library materials for visually impaired users to highlighting the astronomical heritage of Black and Indigenous cultures, the seven selected projects seek to advance open knowledge and foster innovation to further diversity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism.

The program’s co-managers (Jehan Sinclair, Claire DeMarco and Colleen Cressman), as well as a team of library staff reviewers, evaluated the proposed projects on criteria related to user impact, DIBAR impact, innovation, open knowledge, integration with Harvard Library infrastructure, and accessibility. The review process will be evaluated and adapted for the second round of grants….”

Open Access 101 » Action at Harvard


“What can you do specifically if you are an affiliate of Harvard?

Add yourself to the Harvard Open Access Initiative’s mailing list or add this blog to your RSS feed to receive updates about future OA events. You can even start posting on it if you want to organize an event!
Email kxu AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu if you are interested in getting involved with the 2007 Internet and Society Conference, whose theme will be openness in the university
If you are a faculty member, take a look at the ways faculty can support open access and try something!
Insist that the administration take a strong stance on open access!

If you are an FAS student, please contact your UC reps and let them know that this is an important issue to you. There are several initiatives to lower the cost of coursepacks that are closely tied in to this.
If you are a faculty member, start a discussion with your colleagues and get in touch with the Committee on Scholarly Communications, headed by Prof. Stuart Shieber.

Join Harvard Free Culture, the student group that is most active about this and other issues dealing with technology and societal change….”

OpenNotes – Patients and clinicians on the same page

“OpenNotes is the international movement promoting and studying transparent communication in healthcare. We help patients and clinicians share meaningful notes in medical records. We call these open notes….

OpenNotes is not software or a product. It’s a call to action.”


Share – Harvard University

“Host and share your digital scholarship projects – using videos, timelines, maps, delegated permissions and more – with a free domain name and access to versatile content management systems….

Explore the notion of digital identity with a personal portfolio, and learn how publishing on the web can frame an academic identity. Migrate to a top-level domain once you graduate….

Students, staff, and faculty – across all professional schools and FAS – are welcome to engage with this medium-term hosting pilot. Contact for more info. ”

Repository Quick Submit and CV Scraping – Charleston Hub

“A significant challenge in administering an institutional open-access repository is acquiring local scholarly content to distribute and build the repository.  Complicated licensing and author re-use rights can sometimes be viewed as a barrier by authors who are looking to deposit their work.  Paired with the challenges of communicating the benefits of repository deposit and the rights afforded by institutional open-access policies, limited resources, or lack of administrative support, repository managers often struggle to build a broader culture around deposits outside of open-access advocates.  A proactive, mediated, and collaborative publication review program can mitigate or solve some of these issues.  By reviewing an author’s publication list or CV with an eye towards repository deposit, repository managers and scholarly communication librarians can demystify the process and educate depositors on licensing and open-access policies.  Here, we outline such an effort at Harvard University. …”