2008 Science Leadership Conference
Designing the Future: Innovations in Knowledge Dissemination for Psychological Science
October 2 - 4, 2008 │ Tempe, Ariz.
Our fourth annual conference explored the changing landscape of publication and sharing of scientific information and the opportunities available to psychology. Participants were asked to formulate recommendations for new approaches and initiatives for disseminating psychological research to be implemented by APA, academic institutions, publishers, funding agencies and individual scientists. The program of formal presentations and panel discussions addressed such topics as:
Implications of the growth of interdisciplinary and translational research for the contents and formats of journals.
Open access to publications and data, including the development of academic and government-sponsored research repositories.
The impact of new technologies on how scientists access and communicate about research.
How scientists’ career stages, research specialties, and home institutions influence the ways they contribute to and use publications.
The challenge of making research accessible and useful to practitioners, policymakers and the general public.