jst/CHORUS FORUM: The Development of National Open Access Strategies

22 June, 2023 – Free online meeting
10:00 – 11:30 AM Japan time





Funding agencies and institutions around the world are introducing open access policies and requirements for their grantees and faculty members either as stand-alone requirements or within their broader open science/research policies. In some jurisdictions national or regional strategies are being considered and introduced. The recent OSTP Nelson memo in the USA, has focused activity elsewhere on national initiatives including in Japan. This Forum jointly hosted by Japan Science and Technology Agency and CHORUS will bring together speakers from funders and government agencies from the USA, Australia, and Japan to share ideas and developments at the funder and national levels on open access strategies.

We thank the JOSS 2023 organizers for including this FORUM in their virtual meeting.

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Click on the orange button at the base of the page for the registration form and please make sure to register for Session F3 in Q12.


Mark Robertson, Director Asia Pacific Development, CHOR Inc.

Syun Tutiya, National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE)

Howard Ratner, Executive Director, CHOR Inc.
Observations on US Public Access Plan 2022

Steve Crawford, Senior Program Executive for Scientific Data and Computing, NASA
Open Science at NASA

Prue Torrance, General Manager, NHMRC, Australia
Advancing Open Access in Australia

Ritsuko Nakajima, Director of the Department for Information Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Open Science Policy and Practice at JST

Shinichi Akaike, Director for EBPM Integrated Strategy, Secretariat of Science, Cabinet Office (Japan)
Japan Open Science Policy

Panel Discussion

Presentations will be in English and Japanese .
Simultaneous translation will be provided by NHK Global Media Services, Inc.      

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