Session 1 Initiatives of Open Science (Chair Eduard Aibar)
Innovative institutionalities for Open Science in development: a case study in Brazil
Sarita Albagli, Felipe Schmidt Fonseca, Henrique Parra, Maria Lucia Maciel (presentation not available)
Célya Gruson-Daniel focussed her presentation on a recent debate concerning “openness” in science throughout a French online consultation about a new “Digital Republic” law. Her work was based on the analysis, through digital methods, of a hackathon who gathered researchers, data scientists, members of the government, etc. Cèlya provided a detailed account of the different visions and interpretations enacted by the main stakeholders in this controversy.
Mapping Open Access/Science controversies: the case of the French "digital law" consultation
Marianne Noel dealt with the same topic – the controversy over the French Digital Republic law. Her approach was empirically based in participant observation in a professional association and its Open Access group gathering representatives of stakeholder organisations (public research organisations, funding body, ministries, publishing industry and national publishers' association). She mainly focussed on the tensions that emerged during the discussion process, and which eventually lead to the disruption of the group and the redefinition of its mission.
Tensions in creating discussion spaces in the French Open Access landscape: a necessary evil?
Armin Spoek analysed an open science and public engagement approach implemented in a GMO risk research project conducting animal and laboratory studies – an EC funded project called GRACE. The project involved stakeholders in two key steps of the research process, the planning and the interpretation of results and conclusion drawing. His analysis suggested that open science can facilitate public engagement also on controversial topics, though some limitations and challenges were also presented.
Implementing Open Science in GMO Risk Research - Experiences and Challenges
Armin Spoek et.al.
The last speaker, Shannon Dosemagen, presented the community science model used by Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab ) purports that community-led scientific problem identification, exploration and investigation, allows for engagement in the entirety of the scientific process, ownership of and access to resultant data, and orientation towards community goals and actions. Shannon presented this project as a way of challenging the standard boundaries of citizen science and, in particular, the ways in which citizens have been expected to (not) participate in science. She focussed mainly on issues like expertise, ownership and the use of science for critical objectives.
Beyond Citizen Science: Community science, civic technology and their implications on environmental decision making
Session 2 Open communication (Chair Marianne Noel)
Session 3 Open Research Data (Chair Katja Mayer)
In her presentation she criticises the dominating but very narrow concept of replication and calls for a public sharing of research data that takes diversity in epistemic cultures into account.
Madeleine Murtagh, Paul Burton, Andrew Turner (presentation not available)