Glenn Hampson

Founder & Director, Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI)
Founder & Executive Director, Science Communication Institute (SCI)

Scientific knowledge is a global public good like no other. Without science, there is no future. Without better research communication, however, the future of science is in danger. SciELO performs a global public service by ensuring that science can be read and shared by all. But the global community needs to do much more to ensure the quality of and equitable access to scientific research, and soon. OSI was created for just this reason.

Glenn Hampson is the founder and director of the Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI), a UN-sponsored global initiative created to help design the future of more open methods of research publishing and communication. He is also the founder and executive director of the Science Communication Institute (SCI), a US-based nonprofit focused on improving the communication that happens inside science. Prior to OSI and SCI, Glenn served as a senior project manager and Institutional Review Board member with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a communications director with the University of Washington, the founder and president of Castle Pacific Publishing Company, managing editor and webmaster at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation, associate editor for the Riverside Publishing Company, and a caseworker and field representative for the US House of Representatives. He has also authored, ghost-written and edited a number of books, founded and run several charities focusing on kids in need and the helping the homeless, and in his spare time, has run for public office, and served on several boards and community organizations. Glenn currently coaches youth baseball and basketball, and is an active school volunteer. He holds two undergraduate degrees, in history and physics/astronomy, from the University Washington, and a graduate degree in public administration from American University. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife and 13 year-old son.

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