Ed Gerstner is the Director of Research Environment Alliances at Springer Nature. He has over 20 years of scholarly publishing experience, including 11 years as a journal editor, with stints at Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, and Nature Communications. From 2012 to 2018, he helped found and build Nature's first mainland China office in Shanghai.
From 2019 to 2022, he was the Director of Journal Policy & Strategy and was responsible for the development and implementation of policy and strategy across the entire Springer Nature journal portfolio. In his current role, he is responsible for building alliances with research institutions and community organizations that are working to improve the way research is done through initiatives that contribute to better research ethics, rigour and integrity, more effective and fairer research assessment, greater academic diversity, equity and inclusion, support for those working in interdisciplinary research, international collaborations, and those seeking solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Chapter XXXIX of Focus on Open Science: Budapest
Presentation: Accelerating Open Science with Tools not Rules
The movement to make research more open is decades old. Although we are finally seeing real progress, with more and more researchers opening up their papers, peer reviews, data, protocols, code and other research outputs, to those of us who have been campaigning for greater openness in research the pace of progress has been frustratingly slow. In this talk, I’ll look at some of the key milestones on the long road to open science. And I’ll describe how tools rather than rules are helping researchers improve the transparency, reproducibility and integrity of their research.
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Ed Gerstner, Director of Research Environment Alliances at Springer Nature
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