[posted on behalf of the organising committee, with apologies for


Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce that registration for OR2012 workshops on Monday
9th and Tuesday 10th July is open and available at Please note that the workshops are free but you
will need the EDN number from your receipt from ePay registration system
( to register for the workshops.


Accommodation is booked separately - 


The early booking rate of £295 has been extended until 11 June 2012 with a
full-price rate of £350 thereafter. There is also a day rate of £115.


The OR2012 Programme Committee are also pleased to announce that Dr Cameron
Neylon, recently appointed Director of Advocacy at the Public Library of
Science (PLoS) will provide the opening keynote for OR2012. Cameron is well
known in the scientific community, recognized for his professionalism,
experience, vision and influence in scholarly publishing, communication, and
research. His attendance at the Budapest Open Access Initiative meeting,
advisory role for the Scholarly Communication in Africa Program, and
leadership of the Open Society Foundation funded Beyond Impact project are
recent examples of his focus on web technology to enhance research
communication. After earning his PhD in Chemistry from Australian National
University, Cameron worked as a Wellcome Trust International Fellow at the
University of Bath; a lecturer in chemical biology at the University of
Southampton; and most recently a senior scientist at the Science and
Technology Facilities Council, UK. He has also served as an academic editor
for PLoS ONE—one of many commitments he will transition prior to joining
PLoS in early July 2012.


The OR2012 programme, including User Group Session details, is available at 


Additional information about the conference is provided on the OR2012
website - 


We look forward to welcoming you to Edinburgh for OR2012.



Stuart Macdonald

On behalf of OR2012 Organising Committee



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