Barcamp Open Science

Barcamp Open Science 2022

The Barcamp Open Science is a barcamp dedicated to the Open Science movement. It is open to everybody interested in discussing, learning more about, and sharing experiences on practices in Open Science. We would like to invite researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds to contribute their experience and ideas to the discussion. The barcamp will bring together both novices and experts and its open format supports lively discussions, interesting presentations, development of new ideas, and knowledge exchange. Though, previous knowledge on Open Science is not mandatory. The barcamp is open to all topics around Open Science that the participants like to discuss.

The Barcamp Open Science is organised by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science and Wikimedia Deutschland.

What is a Barcamp? This short video gives you a good introduction.

This year’s Ignition Talk is given by Rima-Maria Rahal (German Reproducibility Network / Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) on the topic „On the Importance of Permanent Employment Contracts for Research Quality and Robustness„.

Abstract: Across disciplines, research quality benefits from transparency and openness, as well as efforts to replicate and reproduce. While open scholarship is experiencing a surge, thanks to efforts to promote robust research grounded in the principles of good research practice sparked by individuals and grassroots approaches, it is still far from the norm. To achieve system-wide change, these efforts at the vanguard of reforming research practices must also become reflected in institutional structures and commitments, and in incentive structures. The goal should be an overhauled academic system that supports and promotes robust and reproducible research, as a solid stepping stone for future research endeavors and for the reliable translation of findings into policies, interventions and innovations. In the current debate about the employment situation in the German academe (#ichbinhanna, “I am Hanna”), we see a multitude of connections between improving the precarious labor conditions for researchers in Germany and improving research practices, offering the chance to leverage the potential for structural change to benefit research quality.

Orga team:
* Konrad Förstner (ZB MED / Open Science Radio)
* Tamara Heck (DIPF)
* Lambert Heller (TIB)
* Guido Scherp (ZBW)
* Christopher Schwarzkopf (Wikimedia Deutschland)


Online Barcamp
07 March 2022



09:30 Onboarding „What is a Barcamp?“ (optional)
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome & Warmup
10:20 – 10:40 Ignition Talk by Rima-Maria Rahal
10:40 – 11:15 Session-Pitches / Session Planning
11:15 –  11:30 Break
11:30 –  12:15 Sessions I
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 13:15 Sessions II
13:15 – 14:15 Lunchbreak
14:15 – 14:45 Reporting Sessions I + II / 
New Session-Pitches & Update Session Planning
14:45 – 15:30 Sessions III
15:30 – 15:40 Break
15:40 – 16:00 Reporting Sessions III / Wrap Up
16:00 – 18:00 „Open Hours“ (discuss, network, have a drink, chat, …)

Friendly Space Policy

We are dedicated to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion — and not limited to these aspects. Please contribute to the friendliness of our virtual space.

How to contribute:

  • Always be always respectful, honest, accommodating, and appreciative of others. Be open to learning from others.
  • Respect the private sphere of other people. Never share others’ private information without their consent. Accept if other people don’t want to answer personal questions.
  • Show appreciation for the ideas and standpoint of other people. Embrace the diversity of perspectives and people. Include as many people as possible in group interaction by being respectful and inviting.
  • Participate authentically and actively: We trust in your openness and teamwork. We believe in the power of collaboration and co-creation.
  • Be optimistic and active: We believe in your ability to transform things to the better. Believe in yourself and your ideas and build on the competencies of other participants. Be open to learn from your mistakes.
  • Lead by example: Treat fellow participants in a way you want to be treated. Contribute to a positive group spirit.


We do not tolerate…

Any form of harassment of event participants. This includes abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning language and behaviour. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue or talks. Any participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers. Please do not encourage other participants to violate our shared values.