[science-at] Open Science, the better science? University of Vienna Seminar

Katja Mayer katja.mayer at univie.ac.at
Sun Sep 13 17:04:17 UTC 2015

Dear list,

happy to announce my first seminar on open science in the context of 
science and technology studies. I will try and document most of the 
course online in the coming months.


230157 SE Open Science, the better science?
Studies Programme Sociology
2 Hour(s), 5,0 ECTS credits
Continuous assessment of course work
Language of instruction: English
Chapter:0.03; 23.03; 23.04

Katja Mayer

Vorbesprechung: 01.10.2015; DO 01.10.2015 09.00-11.00 Ort: Seminarraum 
STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien; DO wtl von 
05.11.2015 bis 07.01.2016 09.00-11.30 Ort: Seminarraum STS, NIG 
Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Online registration

Registration for the course via UNIVIS

Registration via UNIVIS open from 7. September 2015, 08:00 A.M. to 27. 
September 2015, 11:59 P.M.

Further information:
Content: The notion of Open Science is enjoying great popularity at the 
moment, some even go so far to call it "the better science". The 
European Union has recently adopted the term Open Science in its 
research framework programme, however negotiations about benefits and 
challenges of Open Science take place in many different arenas. In 
general, Open Science demands the highest possible transparency, 
accountability, and shareability in knowledge production, as well as the 
participation of all relevant stakeholders in the scientific process.In 
this seminar we will be looking at the diversity of Open Knowledge 
cultures in science and humanities.

Goals: Discussing ideal and actual realms of Open Science practices we 
will approach aspects such as Open Access, Open Research Data, Open 
Education, Open Evaluation, Citizen Science and Open Innovation from 
several perspectives, drawing on literature from stakeholders such as 
science, policy, science administration, technology, NGOs and Open 
Science activists. The objective is to understand Open Science situated 
within the movement of Open Cultures, therefore investigating its 
promising roles as change maker both in traditional academic settings 
and in society at large. The focus will be particularly on exchanges and 
translations of practices of science in society and respective epistemic 
Besides, the seminar aims at introducing Open Science as a set of 
practices to students to let them explore options for their own studies 
and theses.

Dr. Katja Mayer
Social Sciences - University of Vienna

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