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Open Science Summer

The Open Science Summer will provide expert knowledge and practical skills to raise the awareness of early career researchers for a comprehensive and recent understanding of Open Science and to support them to integrate Open Science techniques into their own research. Following the UNIC4ER Engaged Research Strategy, doctoral researchers and postdocs will discuss the impact of Open Science – for their research but also for society.

The Open Science Summer combines expert discussions and qualification workshops. Experts of all universities share their knowledge and experiences on the most important aspects of Open Science. Their joint discussions with the participants contribute to shared understandings of Open Science and integrate doctoral researchers and postdocs into the ongoing discussions – taking into account the diversity of research. The expert discussions and workshops consider training offers already existing at the individual universities and try to advance the knowledge and skills within the network. Existing offers at individual partner universities can be integrated into the programme. The Open Science Summer is part of the UNIC4ER Open Science Campus.

Online programme:

June 6, 2024 Expert Panel Discussion: "Open Science: What, Why and Why for Me?" (10.30 am – 12 pm, UTC+2)

  • Laura Niemi (University of Turku)
  • Christopher Kyba (Ruhr University Bochum und German Research Center for Geoscience, GFZ)
  • Hanna Lahdenperä (University of Helsinki)
  • Julian Vuorimäki (Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin)

June 11, 2024 Expert Insights: "Open Access Publications" (10 am - 12 pm, UTC+2)

  • Pia Piontkowitz (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Carla Hansmann (Ruhr University Bochum)

June 13, 2024 Expert Insights: "Open Data" (10 am - 12 pm, UTC+2)

  • Raisa Barthauer (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV))
  • Annette Strauch-Davey (Desy)
  • Judith Biernaux (Université Liège)

June 20, 2024 Workshop: "Open Innovation" (9am - 3 pm, UTC+2)

  • Annette Klinkert (European Science Engagement Association) 
  • Verena Molitor

June 27, 2024 Workshop: "Science Communication & Public Engagement" (9am - 3 pm, UTC+2)

  • Annette Klinkert (European Science Engagement Association) 
  • Verena Molitor

June 28, 2024 Expert Panel Discussion Open Science: "Open Science and my research career" -  (10.30 am – 12 pm, UTC+2)

  • Chrysoula Papacharalampou (Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM))
  • Laura Niemi (University of Turku)
  • Janne Pölönen (Federation of Finnish Learned Societies)
  • Julian Vuorimäki (Weizenbaum Institute, Berlin)
  • Karen Matvienko-Sikar (University College of Cork)

Full programme and registration:

Open Science Summer / RUB - Research School

Please note that while the workshops have participant limit based on their intensive working character, the panel discussions are open for all. 

Documentation of Participation

Participation in individual activities will be documented by confirmations of participation with date and time. The participation in all events and 1 workshop will be documented in a comprehensive Open Science Certificate of the network (incl. participation in existing offers at single partner universities).