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Relationship between infrastructure, protocols, standards

Abstract
Research protocols and information standards have much in common, and both are essential components of research infrastructure. Protocols outline the process for a specific experiment or research project, while standards provide technical best practices for processes across the whole information ecosystem.  In this session, representatives from a publisher, a protocols platform, and an infrastructure organization will discuss their perspectives on the relationships between each — what's working, what isn't, and what more is needed?

NISO Plus 2021

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Global

February 22-25, 2021

NISO Plus 2021 was our first virtual conference, held in February of 2021. A global undertaking, NISO Plus 2021 had over 800 participants from 26 countries come together to have a conversation about the state of the information ecosystem. Here you'll find both the presentations and discussions from that event.

Adrian Burton

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Director of Services, Policy, Collections - ARDC - Australian Research Data Commons

Adrian Burton is Director of Services, Policy, Collections with the Australian Research Data Commons, and has many years experience building and supporting national data policy, infrastructure, and services.

David Crotty

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Editorial Director, Journals Policy - Oxford University Press

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversees journal policy and contributes to strategy across OUP’s journals program, drives technological innovation, and serves as an information officer. David previously managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, creating and editing new science books and journals, along with serving as the Editor in Chief of the journal CSH Protocols. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing. David has been elected to and serves on the Boards of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, the STM Association, and CHOR Inc. As the Executive Editor of the Scholarly Kitchen blog, David regularly writes about current issues in publishing.

Emma Ganley

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Director of Strategic Initiatives - protocols.io

Emma obtained a PhD from the MRC-LMB in Cambridge in the UK, followed by a postdoc at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining protocols.io, Emma was the Chief Editor of PLOS Biology and worked in scientific publishing for 15 years. During this time she gained an enthusiasm for open data, preprints, and improving science communication. Emma is passionate about all things related to open research, data, code, and method availability alongside the articles, research reproducibility and integrity. As of Jan 2021, Emma is also a member of the Board of Directors of FORCE11.