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Lecture series on Open Science and research quality started

News from Nov 14, 2022

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 – for example in the life sciences – and good practice examples already exist in large numbers, concrete recommendations for action in other disciplines – for example in the humanities – can be searched for in vain. 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.

Promoting Open Science and Quality in Research. Examples of Good Practice and their Theoretical Background

The lecture series is jointly organized by the Berlin University Alliance and its Objective Advancing Research Quality and Value, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Robert K. Merton Center for Science Studies in the winter semester 2022/23. The lecture series began on October 17, 2022, and will take place every Monday from 2:15 to 3:45 pm in a hybrid format.

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 will be held in German and English.


In-person sessions: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, main building, 2nd floor, lecture hall 3038.

Link for virtual participation: hu-berlin.zoom.us/j/69414265610


Dr. Stefan Skupien (scientific coordinator Open Science) and Nele Albrecht (scientific coordinator Research Quality)


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