Caitlin Carter is the Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Scholarship (HELIOS) Program Manager for the Open Research Funders Group (ORFG). She operationalizes the HELIOS concept, inspired by the work of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. She coordinates community engagement activities and communications, cultivates grassroots activities within the HELIOS cohort to improve understanding and adoption of open scholarship activities and incentives, and manages logistics for community building events.
Previously, Caitlin served as the Scholarly Communication Informationist at Johns Hopkins University’s Welch Medical Library. Her primary responsibilities were to socialize the campus-wide Open Access Policy and work with researchers to promote open dissemination of research. While at JHU Caitlin also served as SPARC’s Visiting Program Officer for Negotiations, co-leading the community of practice calls and journal negotiation working groups, which supported libraries interested in journal subscription negotiation strategies and resources.
Caitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland – College Park. While working as a graduate assistant for University Libraries in both a Collection Development role and in supporting the open access digital repository (DRUM), she discovered the importance of broad, barrier-free access to scholarship.