Open Science Days 2014

. 4 de Agosto de 2014
13 de Outubro de 2014_14 de Outubro de 2014 todo o dia
Harnack House

The Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) cordially invites you to participate in the Open Science Days 2014.

The event, which will take place at the Harnack House in Berlin, is going to extend over one and a half days (October 13/14) and will include various forms of talks as well as a panel discussion.

In the context of the conference we would like to deal with various aspects of a global movement towards a more open and transparent approach to science.

The international discussion in this area, among other things, is focused on

  • public access to research outcome in the form of publications (Open Access)
  • a free access to research data (Open Research Data)
  • access to and cross-linking of public data stocks (Linked Open Data)
  • the quest for alternative solutions to the traditional review processes provided by journal publishers, in order to improve transparency in this field (Open Review)
  • the development and usage of Open Source software for research activity
  • the involvement of amateur or non-professional scientists in the research process (Citizen Science)

All those aspects share the endeavor for an opening of established scientific processes with regard to a greater availability, transparency and networking (Openness).

Are we experiencing another hype or do those movements related to the concept of Open Science achieve a real progress for the future of research?

What are the experiences of those who recently tried to put these concepts into practice?

In the area of Open Access some noticeable success has already been achieved – but, looking at the other fields of Open Science, do we see realistic chances for a profound transformation of the established system?

The event is directed at researchers and specialists from inside and especially from outside the Max Planck Society who are interested in an interdisciplinary communication about Open Science.

Participants will have the opportunity to present their own ideas, experiences, initiatives or activities and to discuss current topics related to the scopes mentioned above.

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