Science Europe, the umbrella organisation of European research organisations, organised this year’s high-level workshop in Berlin jointly with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The discussion focused on the topic “The Rationales of Open Science – Digitalisation and Democratisation in Research”. The heads of the Science Europe member organisations, secretaries of state and high-ranking representatives of the European Commission participated in the event. FWF was represented by FWF President Klement Tockner, who was invited as a speaker in a panel discussion. Open science is a broad concept, including aspects such as open access to scientific publications, full access to research data, but also various formats of citizen participation both in research processes as well as in decision-making in science policy. Numerous activities both at the European and at the national level show that the process of opening up science is not reversible, though the specific measures as well as the understanding of the “open science” concept may vary. The FWF has long taken a very active role in this regard, whether through its Open Access Policy, the numerous FWF activities in the field of science communication, or through the “Top Citizen Science” funding programme.
conference booklet „The Rationales of Open Science“(pdf, 497KB)