Openness in times of Corona

Times of crisis often also provide opportunities for change. For example, the impact of the Corona pandemic is not only transforming the way we interact with each other – suddenly everything is so digital here! – but also the entire science system. From the way data is shared and research is networked globally, to more intensive science communication to citizens, to the inclusion of society and politics in research and innovation processes – the Corona crisis makes Open Practices more relevant than ever.


COVID-19 research community

The Berlin-based start-up ResearchGate is creating a platform for scientists to network globally with their Corona-related expertise. The COVID-19 research community aims to share knowledge and connect potential collaborators to work together to contain the pandemic as quickly and effectively as possible.


Openness on the net

Open Practices are becoming more and more important, and are already present in many areas. We present here interesting approaches from around the world.


Open Science Stories

Open science concepts explained as stories in 10 minutes or less, hosted by Heidi Seibold.


Are You Open? A Content Analysis of Transparency and Openness Guidelines in HCI Journals

Within the wider open science reform movement, HCI researchers are actively debating how to foster transparency in their own field. Publication venues play a crucial role in instituting open science practices, especially journals, whose procedures arguably lend themselves better to them than conferences. The paper discusss the aptness of natural science-based guidelines for HCI, and next steps for the HCI community in furthering openness and transparency.


The Path Toward Open Science: Background and Defining “Open”

Open access (OA)—initiatives that push for free, publicly-available research—has faced an uphill battle. But despite OA’s initial lack of funding and government support, authors, organizations, and publishers have now begun to adopt open policies around the globe. Looking ahead, where will open access go from here? More specifically, how can publishers ease the transition to open science?


Open Economics: Study on Open Science Principles and Practice in Economics.

A study by the ZBW shows that there is broad support for the principles of Open Science in economics. However, the implementation of Open Science is still expandable on a broad scale and there is a high need for support regarding Open Science practices.


Paywalls block scientific progress. Research should be open to everyone

Academic and scientific research should be accessible to all, but many platforms still hide behind paywalls. And that is a hindrance to scientific progress.


Beyond open: Key criteria to assess open infrastructure

Three criteria are designed by IOI to center community, reliability, and transformative influence into their analysis. Beyond open: Key criteria to assess open infrastructureThese criteria are designed to center community, reliability, and transformative influence into our analysis. This post elaborates on those attributes.


Open Innovation City Bielefeld

Open Innovation City Bielefeld brings together politics & administration, education & research, business and associations as well as citizens – and also civil society as a whole: All major sectors of the city’s society can participate in shaping it. Open Innovation City creates new framework conditions and networks for this – within the city, but also with strong sources of innovation outside the city boundaries.