The Barcamp Open Science is a barcamp dedicated to the Open Science movement. It is open to everybody interested in connecting with like-minded people embracing Open Science, unlocking new perspectives and networking on Open Science, and thriving Open Science together!
We invite researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds, experts and novices, those who investigate Open Science, and those who want to practice it. The barcamp’s open format allows lively discussions, learning about and sharing experiences on practices in Open Science, and much time networking with the community. Specific knowledge on Open Science is not needed, participants are invited to bring in their topics. After registered you are able to submit session proposals, however there will be time to do this during the barcamp.
Since its start nine years ago, the barcamp has been a place for new, innovative and fresh perspectives on Open Science, and the topics itself has evolved. Topics we’d love to discuss are e.g.:
What is a Barcamp? This short video gives you a good introduction.
This year’s (traditional) Ignition Talk is given by Peter-Murray Rust (University of Cambridge / #semanticClimate) on „Why do I do Open Science?“
I shall outline what the values of Open Science are, why I try to practice it and what it needs. It often builds on the values and practice of Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) where the creators re-use existing tools and offer their results to the world in the same spirit. We get great satisfaction simply from our work being used, not looking for glory or financial reward. It’s common that this becomes a team activity.
A few science projects are truly Open. The Human Genome project shared all its data daily (Bermuda principles). Data sharing and interpretation such as Galaxy Zoo. J-C Bradley pioneered real sharing with Open Notebook Science with „no insider information“. Sharing lab data is technically hard – Open Source Malaria shows how thia can be done.
But much science now is data-based and tools exist for sharing and re-using; but the culture is not ready. Data-hiding until publication, academic hypercompetition, ivory-tower arrogance excluding citizens/patients and publisher greed all destroy the quality of science and prevent Openness.
I’ve been fortunate to be a crystallographer, probably the most data-sharing community; to have had wonderful mentors, to feel part of a community and to have been able to give back. I’ve been part of CIF, one of the most highly developed scientific standards and toolsets which have led to data validation and for 40 years Open data re-use. I’ve been able to do something close to Open Science.
We desperately need to tackle climate crisis and we need Open tools and knowledge to educate, to learn, to guide decisions, and to help influence policy. And particularly to be inclusive far beyond academia and governments. 15-year olds, teachers, city councillors, retirees, farmers, tourism, fisheries , construction, all need excellent Open Scientific knowledge.
Join our get together on Thursday evening at the bar „Göttin der Weisheit“ (Goddess of Wisdom) (Lenaustraße 5, 12047 Berlin) from 19:00 (CEST).
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