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Legal issues in Open Science

Jan 23, 2023 | 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM

There are several ways to make science open. One important way is to use open licenses or Creative Common licenses to release research results for reuse and review in a legally secure way. In this session, Dr. Till Kreutzer (iRights.Law) will give an introduction to Creative Common licensing for open science. Among other things, he will discuss the connection to copyright law, different license types and their consequences. Felix Reda (Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte e.V.) will participate in the discussion.

The lecture, which is aimed equally at students and an interested professional audience, will take place as part of the lecture series "Open Science and Research Quality" in the winter semester 2022-23, which is jointly organized by the Berlin University Alliance and its focus area Advancing Research Quality and Value, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Robert K. Merton Center for Science Research. The lecture series began on October 17, 2022, and takes place every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. (c.t.).

Abstract of the Lecture Series:

Not only since the pandemic has there been a consensus in science and society that research must meet the highest scientific standards. Science should produce valid research results and inform society and politics. This results in a whole range of requirements for modern "good" science. At the same time, the understanding of what constitutes good science can vary. Accessibility and transparency, traceability and verifiability, interdisciplinarity, and inclusion of non-academic actors are widely accepted as general characteristics in this context. How these criteria can be implemented in each specific field, on the other hand, is not always clear. While the question of sustainable improvement of research quality and the implementation of measures within the framework of the Open Science movement is already extensively discussed in some disciplines and good practice examples already exist in large numbers (e.g., in the life sciences), concrete recommendations for action in other disciplines can be searched for in vain (e.g., humanities). The variance of the different disciplines, the demand for more uniform standards in science and the related problems will be discussed in this event with different international speakers. The theoretical discussion will be framed by concrete "good practice" examples from different disciplines.

 The lecture is aimed at students of the MA program in Science Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and is open to Master's and PhD students of all disciplines and institutions of the Berlin University Alliance. The event is also open to an interested (professional) audience. Sessions of the lecture series are held in German and English.

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2023 | 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM

The lecture and discussion will be held digitally:

Meeting ID: 694 1426 5610

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Further Information

For questions and comments, Nele Albrecht and Dr. Stefan Skupien can be contacted as coordinators at core@berlin-university-alliance.de