Centering inclusivity in the design of online conferences-An OHBM-Open Science perspective.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B220CA492040
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Centering inclusivity in the design of online conferences-An OHBM-Open Science perspective.
Journal
GigaScience
Author(s)
Levitis E., van Praag CDG, Gau R., Heunis S., DuPre E., Kiar G., Bottenhorn K.L., Glatard T., Nikolaidis A., Whitaker K.J., Mancini M., Niso G., Afyouni S., Alonso-Ortiz E., Appelhoff S., Arnatkeviciute A., Atay S.M., Auer T., Baracchini G., Bayer JMM, Beauvais MJS, Bijsterbosch J.D., Bilgin I.P., Bollmann S., Bollmann S., Botvinik-Nezer R., Bright M.G., Calhoun V.D., Chen X., Chopra S., Chuan-Peng H., Close T.G., Cookson S.L., Craddock R.C., De La Vega A., De Leener B., Demeter D.V., Di Maio P., Dickie E.W., Eickhoff S.B., Esteban O., Finc K., Frigo M., Ganesan S., Ganz M., Garner K.G., Garza-Villarreal E.A., Gonzalez-Escamilla G., Goswami R., Griffiths J.D., Grootswagers T., Guay S., Guest O., Handwerker D.A., Herholz P., Heuer K., Huijser D.C., Iacovella V., Joseph MJE, Karakuzu A., Keator D.B., Kobeleva X., Kumar M., Laird A.R., Larson-Prior L.J., Lautarescu A., Lazari A., Legarreta J.H., Li X.Y., Lv J., Mansour L S., Meunier D., Moraczewski D., Nandi T., Nastase S.A., Nau M., Noble S., Norgaard M., Obungoloch J., Oostenveld R., Orchard E.R., Pinho A.L., Poldrack R.A., Qiu A., Raamana P.R., Rokem A., Rutherford S., Sharan M., Shaw T.B., Syeda W.T., Testerman M.M., Toro R., Valk S.L., Van Den Bossche S., Varoquaux G., Váša F., Veldsman M., Vohryzek J., Wagner A.S., Walsh R.J., White T., Wong F.T., Xie X., Yan C.G., Yang Y.F., Yee Y., Zanitti G.E., Van Gulick A.E., Duff E., Maumet C.
ISSN
2047-217X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2047-217X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
20/08/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
10
Number
8
Pages
giab051
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
As the global health crisis unfolded, many academic conferences moved online in 2020. This move has been hailed as a positive step towards inclusivity in its attenuation of economic, physical, and legal barriers and effectively enabled many individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented to join and participate. A number of studies have outlined how moving online made it possible to gather a more global community and has increased opportunities for individuals with various constraints, e.g., caregiving responsibilities. Yet, the mere existence of online conferences is no guarantee that everyone can attend and participate meaningfully. In fact, many elements of an online conference are still significant barriers to truly diverse participation: the tools used can be inaccessible for some individuals; the scheduling choices can favour some geographical locations; the set-up of the conference can provide more visibility to well-established researchers and reduce opportunities for early-career researchers. While acknowledging the benefits of an online setting, especially for individuals who have traditionally been underrepresented or excluded, we recognize that fostering social justice requires inclusivity to actively be centered in every aspect of online conference design. Here, we draw from the literature and from our own experiences to identify practices that purposefully encourage a diverse community to attend, participate in, and lead online conferences. Reflecting on how to design more inclusive online events is especially important as multiple scientific organizations have announced that they will continue offering an online version of their event when in-person conferences can resume.
Keywords
collaborative events, diversity, inclusivity, online conferences, open science
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / Careers / 185872
Create date
14/09/2021 13:00
Last modification date
18/08/2023 5:57
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