Studying Open Science practices from STS perspectives is the focus of this track. We are inviting participants dealing with socio-technical dimensions of openness in sciences in general and Open Access, Open Research Data, Open Methods, Open Education, Open Evaluation, and Citizen Science in particular.
Open Science (OS) is currently regarded as the next ‘big thing’ in European science policy and elsewhere. It is defined as science that is transparent, accountable, and shareable, involving the participation of (all) relevant stakeholders in the scientific process. In practice, tensions are emerging in how OS is enacted by scientific communities, science policy organisations, funding bodies, the publishing industry, and science-related institutions, with diverse uptakes of commons, knowledge sharing, democratisation of technology, participatory design, hacking etc. This stream invites STS scholars to explore OS from an STS perspective and to discuss what STS can bring into the broader discussion of OS, e.g. by studying institutionalizations of OS, appropriations of OS within prevailing traditional images of science, or how OS is co-shaped by negotiation processes promoted by different stakeholders.
Central questions include but are not limited to:
- Socio-political dimensions of OS: values, ideologies, and hegemonies in historical and contemporary OS discourses; relations between OS and neoliberalism, performance cultures, and science – industry relationships
- Socio-technical dimensions of OS: infrastructures, institutions, norms, standards, materials, exploitations.
- Epistemological politics in OS: OS and the production, circulation and evaluation of knowledge; incorporation of OS in science education and training
- Open Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts (SSHA): extending open media (open labs, open notebooks, open learning, open data) to research, educational and dissemination practices in SSHA;
- OS and governance: Open Access and data sharing policies and practices
- OS implications: reproducibility of research; peer production; Responsible Research and Innovation; Research Ethics.
- Open STS: opening up STS practices in research, education and political engagement
The track will be organized as open space including short lightning talks, moderated discussions, break out spaces, collaborative online tools, etc. It will be documented for public access online and an online bibliography will be created.
Henrique Parra (Federal University of São Paulo)Sarita Albagli (IBICT Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology )Maria Lucia Maciel (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)Felipe Fonseca (IBICT)
Constance de Quatrebarbes (IFRIS)Célya Gruson-Daniel (Centre Virchow-Villerme/Université Technologique de Compiègne/ Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires)
Marianne Noel (Université Paris-Est)
Armin Spoek (Alpen-Adria Universitaet Klagenfurt-Wien Graz / IFZ Inter-University Research Centre)Sandra Karner (Alpen-Adria Universitaet )Greet Smets (PERSEUS)Joachim Schiemann (Julius Kühn Institute)
Shannon Marie Dosemagen (Public Lab)
Sally Wyatt (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW))
Eduard Aibar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)Maura Lerga (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, UOC)
Rosen Bogdanov (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Josep Perelló (Universitat de Barcelona)Mario Gutiérrez-Roig Oleguer Sagarra (Universitat de Barcelona)
Kristian Martiny (University of Copenhagen)David Budtz Pedersen (Aalborg University Copenhagen)Alfred Birkegaard (Roskilde University)
Juliet McMullin (University of California, Riverside)Kyle Harp-Rushing (University of California Riverside)
Theresa Velden (Technical University Berlin)
Madeleine Murtagh (Newcastle University)Paul Burton (University of Bristol)Andrew Turner (University of Bristol)
Pierre-Nicolas Oberhauser (University of Lausanne)
Rosalind Attenborough (University of Edinburgh)
Óscar D. Sánchez-Jiménez (Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe)Eduard Aibar (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)