Open Science Meetup

Dr. David Philip Morgan

Schloss Schneckenhof, ExpLAB

On the next Mannheim Open Science Meetup Dr. David Philip Morgan will talk about Open Science and its impact on researchers.

  • What? Open Science and its Impact on Researchers
  • When? November 17th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Where? ExpLAB Schloss Schneckenhof, Universität Mannheim.
  • Abstract: This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of Open Science and provide insights on how it has and will change the research pipeline, career outlook, and evaluation of researchers. Open Science includes movements and activities which ensure that research is, in no other words, open. But what does open mean for researchers? Many researchers typically encounter Open Science at the end stages of the research pipeline (e.g., publishing Open Access). But Open Science means so much more and can be implemented at all stages of research (e.g., Preregistration, Open Data and Code). Many researchers have placed great value in such practices in response to systemic issues (e.g., the replication crisis). Likewise, research institutions, funding bodies, journals, and governments are now encouraging (or mandating) researchers to practice Open Science. Consequentially, researchers face the challenge of learning and implementing Open Science alongside existing demands, without clear incentives to do so. Fortunately, Open Science has already begun to spark positive changes in hiring practices which explicitly require experience with Open Science to be considered for an academic position. Open Science also means opening the door for researchers to be evaluated based on tasks other than research publications. Open Science has and will continue to have a great impact on research. 

The Mannheim Open Science Meetup is a grassroots initiative that brings together Mannheim-based academics from diverse backgrounds with a shared interest in transparent, reliable research. Scholars from all scientific disciplines are welcome to join our recurring meetings, both experts and Open Science novices.

The event will be held in English.