Accepted Paper:

From Open Access to Open Science - research policy in the making  

Author:

Katja Mayer (University of Vienna)

Paper short abstract:

The paper examines terminological, strategic, and actual realms of Open Science as a multiple that calls for multifarious ways of reflexive policy making

Paper long abstract:

Open Science is enjoying great popularity at the moment. The European Union has recently adopted the term Open Science in its research framework programme constantly highlighting its transformative "powers", both for traditional academic landscapes and fostering innovation to provide a fundamental ecosystem for growth and jobs. However, at the same time being mainstreamed into policy and administration it runs the risk of remaining either empty rhetoric or being used for "open-washing" common practices. The paper examines terminological, strategic, and actual realms of Open Science. It further aims to identify gaps in the current discourses by situating Open Science in a broader picture of cultures of sharing. Concluding with an outlook on potential alternatives and best practices of current policy making, I would like to make a case for Open Science as a multiple, that calls for multifarious but at the same time coherent ways of policy making for social innovation.

Panel T061
Open science in practice