Open Circular Science - A Model for Designing Sutainable Research Projects?

The drastic reduction of climate-damaging emissions and negative environmental impacts as a result of human activity is becoming increasingly urgent. Scientific institutions, too, are faced with the question of how they can decarbonize their actions and, moreover, shape them in a way that conserves resources. This poses a twofold, enormous challenge for science: on the one hand, scientific findings and new technologies must be made available for societal transformation, and on the other hand, science must design its own structures, processes and practices to be ecologically sustainable and emission-free.

But what contribution can I personally make as a researcher order to make my work sustainable? Open Science involves practices that enable the sharing of research designs, results or data. Why not take this resource-saving approach as a starting point to rethink the research process, to make it open and sustainable?

During the workshop, we will introduce you to Open Circular Science, a model that rethinks the research process. Based on your concrete case studies, negative environmental and climate impacts in the respective research phase will be identified and mapped in the model. The aim is to provide researchers and science managers with a practical tool that enables them to avoid activities that are harmful to the climate and the environment at an early stage in the planning of research projects.

Agenda (The event will take place in German)

Approach presentation and discussion

Breakout Sessions
Testing and further development based on concrete examples

Added value and potential of the approach

Outlook and check-out

Participants and dates

The date inquiry is closed. Thank you for your participation!

The event will take place on 21.10.2021 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.


For inquiries about the program and registration, please contact Nick (nick.wagner@stifterverband.de).