Open Source Program Office (OSPO) Webinar with Sayeed Choudhury

Join this webinar for an overview of what an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is and how to set one up.
Sayeed Choudhury
Credit: Johns Hopkins University

About the Event

Research-sector organisations both use and create a large amount of open-source software, but there is no systematic approach to this. Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) can provide such a systematic approach. The ARDC is currently seeking expressions of interest from organisations interested in taking the initial steps to set up an OSPO.

In this webinar, Sayeed Choudhury, Director of Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) at Carnegie Mellon University, will give an overview of what an OSPO is and how to set one up.


Sayeed has over 25 years of experience with digital strategy and infrastructure for open data and open-source software. He brings a proven track record with establishing vision, inspiring and leading diverse teams, building relationships equitably and inclusively, and securing funds to create change across an entire sector.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar will be of interest to those who are:

  • hoping to hear more about what an OSPO is and how to set one up
  • considering lodging an EOI in response to the ARDC’s call.

What You Will Learn

Attendees will achieve a greater understanding of:

  • what an OSPO is
  • why one might wish to set one up
  • how they can assist organisations to better manage their research software outputs.


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21 June 2023


11 am to 12 noon (AEST)





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