Science Breakfast - May 2019 - Cassidy R. Sugimoto - Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation

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Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Professor of Informatics at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington and Program Director of the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation, addressed the Science Diplomats Club at the Embassy of France in the United States on May 28, 2019.

Presentation

Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto discussed various threats to openness in science, focusing primarily on the open dissemination of knowledge and the mobility of the scientific workforce. She provided empirical evidence of the adoption of open access policies among federal agencies and discussed new developments, such as Plan S. She provided data on the implications of mobility and international collaboration upon the production of national knowledge. The talk ended with a discussion of the ways in which science policy can directly contribute to openness in science.

Speaker

Dr. Cassidy R. Sugimoto is Professor of Informatics at the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently serving as a Program Director of the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Program at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Sugimoto’s research is in the area of scholarly communication and science policy. Simply put, she studies the science system itself: focusing on the composition of the scientific workforce, the dissemination of scientific work to researchers and the public, and the nature of scientific rewards and labor. In addition to her roles at the NSF and IUB, she is also President of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics. She received an undergraduate degree in music performance, a master’s degree in library science, and a doctoral degree in information science all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.