Meredith Niles: Open Research Unlocks Career Opportunities
In this PLOScast, Elizabeth Seiver speaks with Meredith Niles, an early career researcher and a member of the Board of Directors at PLOS. They discuss all things Open and how Open Access research played a role in Meredith’s path to becoming an assistant professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont.
If you’re a researcher interested in how Open research can impact your career, this episode is for you.
Together they cover:
- How Meredith landed her current position at UVM
- The benefits and risks of publishing open access research
- How to create a data management plan
- Things to check before making your data open
- How to handle impostor syndrome
- Advice for early career researchers interested in making their research open
Interested in learning more? Check out the links below and follow Meredith Niles on Twitter @MeredithNiles1
- Meredith’s faculty profile at the University of Vermont.
- Meredith’s dissertation chapter in PLOS ONE.
- Open datasets on climate change and agriculture from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) / Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
- Open National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) case studies on socio-environmental systems.
- Open Textbook Library at the University of Minnesota.
- Tracy Teal PLOScast episode queued to begin at data standards.
- Essay about impostor syndrome and how to fight it.
- Right to Research Coalition link to more info.
- Student PIRG Textbook Campaign.
- More info on this year’s OpenCon.
- PLOS information on fee assistance.