ESOF 2018 – Open science: From concept to implementation

Photo: Part of the ESOF MCAA team with science communicator Mario.

Everybody seems to agree that “open science is a good idea,” but there are many aspects that need to be taken into account in terms of implementation. This panel, organized and hosted by MCAA members Maja Mise and Mattias Björnmalm, opened the discussion about the different aspects to open science and concrete strategies towards implementation.

[ More about the ESOF conference here. ]

ESOF Open Science_ From concept to implementation

A major talking point concerned incentives for researchers and institutions to support the open science initiative. Some universities are already implementing strategies that incorporate open science in their recruitment and promotion decisions. Taking advantage of existing structures, such as the reward structures in those universities or existing structures from domains that already have a strong history in data-sharing, we have good examples of how open science implementation can work.

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Photo of panel and host of the session. From left to right: Ivo Grigorov, Sarah Jones, Bernd Pulverer, Ana Slavec, Jean-Claude Burgelman, Mattias Björnmalm

For Mattias Björnmalm, the take-home message was that we are now in the stage where we can focus on implementation, so that is where the important discussions should take place, with an eye on the tension that exists between established infrastructures and new emerging structures for open data, open access and open science in general.

Photo credit: Miguel Lim (top) and Ivana Kraiselburd (bottom). This blog post was first shared on the ESOF 2018 MCAA blog.

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