Helping science succeed
Helping science succeed


  1. Please reserve your hotel room soon! Space is filling up! Around half of you have booked so far. The official cutoff date is March 29th (an update from the previously announced December 15th deadline). If you won’t need a room, please email us your commuting plans so we can make sure to reserve the right number of parking passes and Metro shuttles.
  2. Please pay your conference fee by Friday, January 29th (unless this has been waived). To date, about 40% of non-waived delegates have paid—thank you. Within the next few weeks we need to get to at least 75% to ensure we have an adequate catering budget for this event (or we’ll all be eating peanut butter sandwiches!).
  3. Keep reviewing your tutorials and let us know if you have any recommendations for additional materials to circulate. Tutorial 1 was emailed in early December, and Tutorial 2 will be sent to you next week. You will receive five tutorials in all.
  4. Consider having your institution provide long-term support for OSI. The planning committee’s goal—and you probably feel the same way—is to establish a broad network of robust participation and ownership for this effort. Contributions can be made via PayPal, the nSCI fundraising platform, or check. Thank you to UNESCO, the PressForward Institute, and to delegates John Dove and Dee Magnoni for their generous support to date.
  5. Submit your nominations for the host institution for OSI2017. Planning will get underway in late April, pending a vote of the full delegate assembly.
  6. Optional: Submit a poster proposal. Is your organization working on something that you’d like to share with other delegates? Bring a poster and do some show and tell!
  7. Optional: Submit an expanded profile for inclusion on the OSI website. Profiles should include a 100-word byline, photo, a link to your full online bio, and your preferred contact information.

All questions and submissions can go to the same email address — [email protected]. Thank you!

Revised workgroup assignments

Based on your responses, the organizing committee has modified the first draft of OSI2016 workgroup assignments. In this process, we have shuffled around about 15% of delegates in an effort to maintain balance within and between workgroups. Delegates who didn’t make a selection were assigned to a group. To review the complete list of workgroup choices and descriptions, please visit

If your name is missing from this list or if your assignment is incorrect or undesirable, please let us know at [email protected].

Guidelines for workgroup and at-large delegates will be circulated soon, and group members will be connected via email.

Thank you all and best regards,


Glenn Hampson
OSI Program Director
[email protected]



  1. Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press
  2. Andrew Sallans, Partnerships and Collaborations Manger, Center for Open Science (COS)
  3. Catherine Mitchell, Director, Access & Publishing Group, California Digital Library
  4. Éric Archambault, President and Founder, Science-Metrix
  5. James Butcher, Publishing Director, Nature Journals
  6. Jamie Vernon, Director of Science Communications and Publications at Sigma Xi and Editor-in-Chief, American Scientist
  7. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association (MLA)
  8. Lisa Macklin, Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University
  9. Trevor Dawes, Associate University Librarian, Washington University St. Louis
  10. Vidya Krishnamurthy, Director of Communications, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  11. Vivian Siegel, Director of Education and Training, Global Biological Standards Institute, Vanderbilt University
  12. Winston Tabb, Dean of Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University


  1. Daisy Selematsela, Director of Knowledge, National Science Foundation of South Africa
  2. Ivan Oransky, Vice President and Global Editorial Director, MedPage Today, and Co-Founder, Retraction Watch
  3. Frances Pinter, CEO, Manchester University Press and Founder and Executive Director, Knowledge Unlatched
  4. Jill Mortali, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects, Dartmouth College
  5. John Inglis, Executive Director and Publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and Co-Founder, bioRxiv
  6. Karin Trainer, University Librarian, Princeton University
  7. Mark Parsons, Secretary General, Research Data Alliance
  8. Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  9. Michael Furlough, Executive Director, Hathi Trust
  10. Phil Carpenter, Executive Vice President, Research, Wiley
  11. Sharon Farb, Associate University Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, UCLA
  12. Steven Hall, Managing Director, IOP Publishing
  13. Tyler Walters, Dean, University Libraries, Virginia Tech, and Director, Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE)


  1. Alicia Wise, Director of Access and Policy, Elsevier
  2. Betsy Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries, University of Washington
  3. Catherine Murray-Rust, Dean of Libraries & Vice Provost for Academic Effectiveness, Georgia Tech
  4. Denise Stephens, University Librarian, University of California Santa Barbara
  5. Diane Graves, Assistant Vice President for Information Resources and University Librarian, Trinity University
  6. Dick Wilder, Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  7. Joanna Martin, CENDI Alternate, Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), US Department of Energy
  8. Martin Kalfatovic, Associate Director, Digital Program and Initiatives, Smithsonian Libraries
  9. Prue Adler, Associate Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  10. Rick Anderson, Associate Dean of Libraries at the University of Utah and President-Elect, Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  11. Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, Copyright Clearance Center
  12. Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
  13. Susan Haigh, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries


  1. Ada Emmett, Head of the Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, University of Kansas
  2. Brad Fenwick, Senior Vice President for Global Strategic Alliances, Elsevier
  3. Claire Blin, Director of Libraries, University of Pierre and Marie Curie
  4. Deborah Stine, Professor of the Practice, Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  5. Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  6. Joan Lippincott, Associate Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
  7. John Paul Christy, Director of Public Programs, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
  8. John Vaughn, Senior Fellow, American Association of Universities (AAU)
  9. Lee Cheng Ean, University Librarian, National University of Singapore
  10. Mel DeSart, Head, Engineering Library, University of Washington
  11. Ralf Schmimer, Head of Scientific Information Provision, Max Planck Digital Library, Max Planck Society
  12. Salvatore Mele, Head of Open Access, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  13. Susan Gibbons, Deputy Provost, Libraries & Scholarly Communication, Yale University


  1. Donna Scheeder, President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  2. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost for Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
  3. Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Executive Director, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions
  4. John Willinsky, open access pioneer, PKP founder, and professor, Stanford University
  5. Jon Cawthorne, Dean of Libraries, West Virginia University
  6. Joyce Ogburn, Dean of Libraries, Appalachian State
  7. Karina Ansolabehere, human rights and democracy expert, FLACSO-Mexico
  8. Martin Paul Eve, Founder and President, Open Library of Humanities
  9. Medha Devare, Data and Knowledge Manager, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  10. Ryan Merkley, President, Creative Commons
  11. Sam Burridge, Managing Director of Open Research, SpringerNature
  12. Susan Veldsman, Director, Scholarly Publishing Unit, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
  13. Tee Guidotti, President-Elect, Sigma Xi


  1. Amy Nurnberger, Research Data Manager, Columbia University
  2. Barbara DeFelice, Program Director for Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing, Dartmouth College
  3. Caroline Wagner, science policy expert, Chair in International Affairs, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Ohio State University
  4. Chris Erdmann, Director, Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysics Library
  5. Dee Magnoni, Research Library Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  6. Emily McElroy, Director, McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  7. Ginger Strader, Director, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
  8. Kevin Bradley, President, US Journals, Taylor & Francis Group
  9. Lorcan Dempsey, VP Research, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
  10. Michael Van Woert, Executive Officer and Director, National Science Board Office, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  11. Rita Scheman, Publications Director, American Physiological Society
  12. Robin Staffin, Director for Basic Research, US Department of Defense
  13. Stephanie Fulton, Executive Director, Research Medical Library, MD Anderson


  1. Anne Kenney, University Librarian, Cornell University
  2. Elizabeth Kirk, Associate Librarian for Information Resources, Dartmouth College
  3. Frank Sander, Director, Max Planck Digital Library, Max Planck Society
  4. Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef
  5. Ingrid Parent, University Librarian, University of British Columbia
  6. Joshua Nicholson, CEO and Co-Founder, The Winnower
  7. Kaitlin Thaney, Director, Mozilla Science Lab
  8. Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director, Kudos
  9. Natalia Manola, Director, OpenAIRE
  10. Paul Murphy, Director, RAND Press
  11. Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy, University of California Davis Library
  12. Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Library
  13. Vivian Lewis, University Librarian, McMaster University


  1. Aaron McCollough, Head, Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit, University of Illinois Library
  2. Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press
  3. Brett Bobley, CIO, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  4. Catriona MacCallum, Acting Advocacy Director, PLOS
  5. Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHORUS
  6. Frances Pinter, Founder and Executive Director, Knowledge Unlatched, and CEO, Manchester University Press
  7. Lisa Spiro, Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Rice University
  8. Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University of Massachusetts
  9. Micah Vandergrift, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Florida State University
  10. Michael Eisen, co-founder of PLOS and Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development, U Cal Berkeley
  11. Nancy Davenport, University Librarian, American University
  12. Renaud Fabre, Director, Scientific and Technical Information Directorate (DIST), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  13. Vicky Williams, CEO, Research Media
  14. Xiaolin Zhang, Director, National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)


  1. Christopher Thomas, Administrator, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), US Department of Defense
  2. Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection Development and Management, California Digital Library (CDL)
  3. Jack Schultz, Director, Christopher S. Bond Life Science Center, University of Missouri
  4. Jason Hoyt, CEO, PeerJ
  5. Jean-Gabriel Bankier, President, bepress
  6. John Dove, library and publishing consultant
  7. Leslie Reynolds, Chair of Academic Division, Special Libraries Association (SLA) and Senior Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder
  8. Maura Marx, Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  9. Neil Thakur, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director for Extramural Research, NIH, and program manager for the NIH Public Access Policy
  10. Phil Kim, Co-Founder and COO, 20 Million Minds Foundation
  11. Rebecca Kennison, Principal, K|N Consultants
  12. Roxanne Missingham, University Librarian, Australian National University, and Deputy Chair, Australian Open Access Support Group (AOASG)
  13. Susan Senner, Information Delivery Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)


  1. Ann Thornton, University Librarian and Vice Provost, Columbia University
  2. Carol Mandel, Dean, Division of Libraries, New York University
  3. Crispin Taylor, Executive Director, American Society of Plant Biologists
  4. Gary Evoniuk, Director of Publication Practices, GlaksoSmithKline (GSK)
  5. James Mullins, Dean of Libraries, Purdue University
  6. Jane McAuliffe, Director, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress
  7. Jeff Mackie-Mason, Dean of Libraries, University of California Berkeley
  8. Julie Hannaford, Deputy Chief Librarian, University of Toronto
  9. Kathleen Shearer, Executive Director, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)
  10. Michael Wolfe, Executive Director, Authors Alliance
  11. Paul Royster, Coordinator of Scholarly Communications, UNL Libraries
  12. Polyanne Frantz, Executive Director, Grants Resource Center, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  13. Scott Montgomery, author, Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (2nd ed.)


  1. Brenda Johnson, Library Director and University Librarian, University of Chicago
  2. Bryan Alexander, higher education publishing consultant and futurist
  3. Claudia Holland, Head of Scholarly Communication and Copyright, George Mason University
  4. Diane Schott-Lichter, VP Publishing, American College of Physicians and incoming chair of the Association of American Publishers’ Professional and Scholarly Publishing division’s executive council
  5. Jake Orlowitz, Head of The Wikipedia Library
  6. James Duderstadt, Chair, National Academies Policy and Global Affairs Committee
  7. Jeff Murray, Deputy Director in Family Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  8. Jeff Tsao, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
  9. Kathleen Keane, Director, Johns Hopkins University Press
  10. Mary Augusta Thomas, Deputy Director, Smithsonian Libraries
  11. Patrick Herron, Senior Research Scientist, Information Science + Studies, Duke University
  12. Scott Waugh, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  13. Sioux Cumming, Program Manager, Online Journals, International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)


  1. Agathe Gebert, Open Access Repository Manager, GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
  2. Brooks Hanson, Director of Publications, American Geophysical Union
  3. Herbert van de Sompel, Open archives pioneer and Prototyping Team Leader, Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  4. James Hilton, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries,  Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation, University of Michigan
  5. Jennifer Pesanelli, Deputy Executive Director for Operations and Director of Publications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
  6. Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
  7. Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations, Google
  8. Maryann Martone, Director of Biosciences,, and President, FORCE11
  9. Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services and CEO of UCL Press, University College of London, and Co-Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) CIO Community
  10. Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
  11. Robert Cartolano, Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services, Columbia University
  12. Sarah Michalak, Associate Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC)
  13. Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University


  1. Angela Cochran, Director of Journals, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  2. Chris Bourg, Director, MIT Libraries
  3. Francisco Valdés Ugalde, Director General, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Mexico
  4. James Taylor, Deputy Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, American Physical Society
  5. Lorraine Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries
  6. Martin Wybourne, Vice Provost for Research, Dartmouth College
  7. Paul Peters, CEO, Hindawi Publishing
  8. Peter Berkery, Executive Director, American Association of University Presses (AAUP)
  9. Rachel Burley, Publishing Director, Biomed Central and Springer Open
  10. Rachel Dresbeck, President, National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) and Director of Research Development and Communications, Oregon Health and Science University
  11. Robert Schnabel, CEO, Association of Computing Machinery
  12. Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Society


  1. Ann Riley, President, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  2. Audrey McColloch, Chief Executive, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  3. Danny Kingsley, Head of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University
  4. Gail McMillan, Director of Scholarly Communication, Virginia Tech
  5. Glenorchy Campbell, Director of US Sales, British Medical Journal (BMJ)
  6. Gregg Gordon, President, Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  7. Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University
  8. Laura Helmuth, Incoming President, National Association of Science Writers (NASW)
  9. Laurie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief, GigaScience
  10. Nancy Weiss, Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and IP, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  11. Tony Peatfield, Director of Corporate Affairs, Medical Research Council, Research Councils UK (RCUK)
  12. Tony Roche, Publishing Director, Emerald Publishing Group


  1. Bill Priedhorsky, Science Resource Office Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. José Roberto de França Arruda, Assistant Scientific Director, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
  3. Colleen Cook, Dean of Libraries, McGill University
  4. David Ross, Executive Director for Open Access, SAGE Publications
  5. Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  6. Neil Jacobs, Head of Scholarly Communication Support, UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
  7. Pablo Gentili, Executive Secretary, Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) and Director, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Brazil
  8. Richard Gedye, Executive Council Chair, Research4Life and Director of Outreach Programs, International Association of STM Publishers
  9. Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  10. Stuart Buck, Vice President of Research Integrity, John and Laura Arnold Foundation
  11. Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director, The Royal Society
  12. Susan Skomal, President/CEO, BioOne
  13. Wendy Lougee, University Librarian, University of Minnesota


  1. Ali Andalibi, Associate Dean of Research, George Mason University
  2. Belinda Huang, Executive Director, National Postdoctoral Association
  3. Bhanu Neupane, Program Specialist, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
  4. Dave McColgin, User Experience Director, Artefact
  5. Elizabeth Marincola, CEO, PLOS
  6. Howard Gadlin, Director, Ombudsman’s Office, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  7. Jennifer Howard, Senior Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. John Warren, Head, Mason Publishing Group, George Mason University
  9. John Zenelis, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, George Mason University
  10. Joshua Greenberg, Program Director for Digital Information Technology, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  11. Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies
  12. Kim Barrett, Dean of the Graduate Division, University of California San Diego (UCSD)
  13. Mark Ware, Director, Mark Ware Consulting
  14. Mary Woolley, President, Research!America
  15. Melissa Cragin, Staff Associate, National Science Foundation
  16. Meredith Morovati, Executive Director, Dryad
  17. Nancy Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries
  18. Narda Jones, Legislative Counsel, US Senate
  19. Norbert Lossau, Vice President, University of Göttingen
  20. Rikk Mulligan, Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  21. Scott Plutchak, Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  22. Terry Ehling, Associate Director, Content Acquisition and Publisher Relations, Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press
  23. Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  24. William Gunn, Head of Academic Outreach, Mendeley


For more information and updates, please visit the OSI2016 website at