Open Science Saves Lives - Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic

Dienstag, 13. Februar 2024
15 bis 16:30 Uhr


Veranstaltet von
Forschungszentrum Jülich

Vortragende Person/Vortragende Personen:
Lonni Besançon

Over the last decade, open science principles have been successfully advocated and have been slowly adopted in different research communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and researchers have sped up their adoption of open science practices, sometimes embracing them fully and sometimes partially or in a sub-optimal manner.

In this lecture, concerns will be expressed about the violation of some of the open science principles and its potential impact on the quality of research output. Evidence will be provided of the misuses of these principles at different stages of the scientific process. A wider adoption of open science practices will be called for in the hope that this will encourage a broader endorsement of open science principles and serve as a reminder that science should always be a rigorous process, reliable and transparent, especially in the context of a pandemic where research findings were translated into practice even more rapidly.

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