Open Access and Open Data Steering Committee

Terms of Reference

Purpose of the committee
The Open Access and Open Data Steering Committee will engage in broad stakeholder discussions to advance the following goals:

  • To coordinate campus-wide education on open access and data management particularly in light of Tri-Agency Open Access Policy requirements and the Tri-agency Statement of Principles on Digital Data Management.
  • To articulate a framework and coordinated service models that support faculty with these requirements.
  • To create a wider forum for discussion and consideration on changes to the system of scholarship, sustainability of current economic models of scholarship, access to publicly funded research, issues surrounding authors rights in the digital age, and new scholarly distribution systems and other connected open movements.

The committee consists of the following membership, and will report back to the community through the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation:

  • Dean of Libraries (co-Chair) – Joy Kirchner
  • Interim Associate Vice-President Research (co-Chair) – Jennifer Steeves(beginning March 2022)
  • Academic Director of Research Commons – George Z.H. Zhu
  • Dean and Associate Vice-President, Faculty of Graduate Studies – Thomas Loebel
  • Chief Information Officer– Brad Strom
  • Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Engagement and Strategy – Andrea Kosavic
  • Associate Dean of Libraries, Research and Open Scholarship – Jack Leong
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health – Christopher I Ardern
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Geography – Philip F. Kelly
  • Dean of Education, Robert Savage

Five faculty members representing diverse areas:

  • Associate Professor, Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School – Carys Craig
  • Associate Professor, LA&PS and Glendon – Dominique Scheffel-Dunand
  • Professor, Department of Humanities, Faculty of LA&PS – Markus Reisenleitner
  • Professor and Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Biology – Peter Backx
  • Associate Professor and Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of LA&PS- Mark Hayward

Research Ethics Office Representative: Director, Office of Research Ethics – Alison Collins-Mrakas

Libraries Representative – Research Data Management Librarian, Open Scholarship Department – Minglu Wang