Storytelling for a More Equitable Open Science Enterprise

Storytelling for a More Equitable Open Science Enterprise

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Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD: “Storytelling for a More Equitable Open Science Enterprise”

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The Henry Madden Library invites you to join us for the first of two guest presentations on Open Science. The open science movement has often failed to address the needs of the general public, who are crucial stakeholders in the scientific enterprise. Open science must therefore include building lines for open communication with non-expert audiences. Telling the stories behind the science is a powerful tool for cracking open the scientific enterprise, providing the public with a window into the broader context underlying discovery, the motivations that drive the research, and the ultimate impact of innovation on people’s everyday lives. Highlighting stories of science also enables the public to see the human side of science, allowing them to see themselves reflected in the people doing science, which can cultivate a sense of belonging and increase public trust in the products and process of research.

Maryam Zaringhalam, PhD is the Data Science and Open Science Officer in the National Library of Medicine’s Office of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Zaringhalam works to enhance capacity in the biomedical research community for data science and open science, as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion among the research workforce. Prior to her current position, she was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at NLM from 2017 to 2019. Zaringhalam received her PhD in molecular biology from the Rockefeller University in 2017. She is also a long-time science communicator and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences, working as a Senior Producer for the science-inspired storytelling series The Story Collider.