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Get to know Clemens Blümel

Clemens Blümel introduces himself in this video.

The goal of this week is to introduce you to the topics and terminologies of Open Science, how Open Science is understood, why it is discussed, and what it’s current drivers are. At the moment, the term Open Science is only vaguely defined due to the different initatives of Open Science.

This week therefore attempts to provide an overview of the diverse landscape of Open Science’s movements and pillars such as Open Access, Open Peer Review, Open Data, Open Metrics, their specificities, but also their commonalities. You are also invited to critically reflect on the Open Science movement(s): What has been achieved technologically and institutionally? How and in what ways does Open Science change research practice(s)? And what are the (possible) downsides of Open Science?

Watch the video above to get an insight into Clemens’ professional background.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this lecture, you will be able to:

  • Articulate different conceptions and terminologies of Open Science
  • Understand how various Open Science movements have emerged
  • Differentiate between different aspects and debates within the Open Science movement
  • Understand what the current drivers of Open Science are

The structure of the module

In order to achieve these goals, the module “What is Open Science” provides the following resources:

  • An introductory video providing an overview of the terms, actors and drivers
  • A video elaborating in more detail on the different pillars of Open Science (Open Access, Open Peer Review etc.)
  • A discussion video which explores aspects of critique of the Open Science movements
  • An accompanying text relating these different videos to each other
  • Additional learning resources: multiple choice questions and recommendations for further reading.

Please find the slides to both videos of this week in the download section below.

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