Tuesday, January 25th at 11:30am | Computational Access and Use of Texts and Data behind Paywalls: Challenges and Resources
Speakers: Katie Zimmerman, Laura Hanscom, Yi Li
Katie Zimmerman is the Director of Copyright Strategy for the MIT Libraries, helping the libraries and the MIT community make informed copyright decisions.
Laura Hanscom is the Interim Head of Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy and helps the Libraries support a more fair and equitable scholarly communications system through our collections decisions.
Ye Li is the Librarian for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering at the MIT Libraries. She facilitates access, management, and evaluation of research data and information as well as fosters open and reproducible research and publishing practices.
Wednesday, January 26th at 1:00pm | Conflict of Interest and Startups at MIT
MIT’s sponsored research exceeds $750M annually, with funding received from federal agencies, private foundations, and industry. MIT also has a global reputation for its startup, innovation, and entrepreneurial culture with 30+ startups launched annually in collaboration with the MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO).
This seminar is designed to build your financial conflict of interest (fCOI) knowledge base by presenting the history and evolution of the financial conflict of interest in research regulations, providing an overview of the COI process at MIT, and outlining the benefits of a collaborative process with the TLO.
Rupinder Grewal, MIT COI Officer, and Linda Chao, Technology Licensing Officer, will provide historical context and insight into topics, including the discussion of these and other questions:
- Given the financial drivers of the for-profit world, how does MIT ensure that objectivity is maintained in its fundamental research activities?
- How does MIT protect research results from influence when an Investigator has outside financial interests?
- What kinds of fCOI situations arise in our environment and how do we manage them?
- How do researchers navigate potential COI issues in startup activities?
Speaker: Rupinder Grewal, Linda Chao
Rupinder Grewal has served as MIT’s (first) COI officer for over 8 years, since 2012. Before assuming her current role, she spent 5 years in MIT's Technology Licensing Office working on MTAs, tangible property licensing, and multi-party research collaboration agreements. Prior to joining MIT, she spent over 10 years in research management roles in both academia and industry with a focus on research process development and improvement and implementation of high-throughput genomic platforms.
Linda Chao joined the MIT TLO in 2019 as a Technology Licensing Officer with the physical sciences team, specializing in materials, nanotechnology, electronics, and semiconductors. Prior to joining the TLO, Linda worked for 22 years in the Stanford University tech transfer office. An MIT alumna, Linda studied electrical engineering for her BS and MS and earned an MBA from the Sloan Business School.
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Thursday, January 27th 10:00am | Do Right by Your Research Data
Congratulations—you’ve got research data! This session will walk you through the dos and don’ts associated with research data and artifacts, all of those associated bits of information necessary to understand research data. These can include structured data, images, unstructured data, metadata, analysis scripts, analysis environment, and much more. We’ll cover the tools and resources available to you for making decisions about your research data (and associated bits) with regard to use agreements, security requirements, and copyright and licensing. We’ll also explore some case studies and do a practical applications exercise.
Speaker: Amy Nurnberger
Amy Nurnberger is the Program Head for Data Management Services at MIT libraries. Amy also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Learning Analytics program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Within the broader research data community, Amy is a co-chair of the Research Data Alliance (RDA)/World Data Services Publishing Data Workflows Working Group and the RDA Education and Training on Handling Research Data Interest Group, and she is the elected co-chair of the RDA Organizational Advisory Board. She also sits on the ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and the editorial board of Patterns - The Science of Data.
Thursday, January 27th 1:00pm | Commercialization of MIT Technology
Have you ever wondered how technology that’s developed in universities and other academic institutions gets translated into a product to benefit the public? This process is known as technology transfer, and research organizations all over the world utilize teams of tech transfer professionals to evaluate new inventions, protect intellectual property through a patenting process, and license the technology to third parties, such as start-up companies or corporations, for further investment in development and commercialization.
At MIT, the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) supports MIT inventors throughout this process and plays a vital role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
You'll hear from Technology Licensing Officers Lauren Foster and Deirdre Zammit and learn the strategic approach MIT takes to move innovations from the research bench to the marketplace.
Speaker: Deirdre Zammit, Lauren Foster
Deirdre Zammit is an MIT Associate Director of Licensing supporting a team that evaluates, protects, and licenses MIT innovations in the physical sciences industry. Deirdre’s professional experience includes roles managing and licensing corporate, academic, and federal laboratory intellectual property assets, and positions in engineering, product management, market management, and corporate venture capital functions.