CAFe Speaker Series: “Equity in Public Access to Research Results; Case Study From National Agriculture Library”

Event Start Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 4:00 pm

Event End Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 5:00 pm

Location: Hybrid: HBK 2119 & Zoom

UMD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—join us for the CAFe Speaker Series. (Registration Required.)


This presentation will highlight the importance of equitable public access to research results, emphasizing its role in accelerating discovery, promoting collaboration, fostering trust, and ensuring innovation benefits everyone. Answering the call from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to ensure Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research, a collaborative team based at the University of Maryland (College Park) seeks to understand how federally funded research results can be made accessible to the public in an equitable manner, utilizing a qualitative approach with an interpretative case study method.



Jwan Khisro is a postdoctoral researcher at the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland. The primary goal of Jwan’s postdoctoral research is to contribute to and advance digital government practices and policies research agenda by focusing on two research areas 1) Equity perspective in public access to research results and 2) AI in digital government. Jwan conducts her research and collaborates with the USDA, and National Agricultural Library on implementing federal, agency, and departmental policies related to public access to federally funded research. She earned her PhD in informatics at the Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 2022. She also earned a Licentiate degree in informatics at the Department of Information Systems and Technology (IST), Mid Sweden University 2019 following a master’s degree in informatics, University of Gothenburg, 2013. Jwan’s research focuses on multidisciplinary fields studying the Constraints of digital transformation in the public sector from various perspectives such as IT Governance, investment budget, and digital infrastructure. Jwan’s work has appeared in academic journals such as Enterprise Information Systems Journal and Transforming Government: People, Process, and Policy. She regularly presents her research at top information systems conferences including AMCIS, EGOV, and HICSS.

Additional Information:

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Speaker(s): Jwan Khisro


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