What is open science and what can it do for research? The new Road to Open Science podcast follows the path to open science through the perspective of researchers. It covers various aspects, from practicalities to policies and philosophies.
For many within the academic community the subject of open science is still unknown territory or a very unclear subject. Those who have already gained more knowledge on the topic, have very varying views when it comes to definitions and practices. Through interviews with researchers from different disciplines who share their experiences, the podcasts provide a structured source of information and hope to clear the way for more relevant and deeper discussions.
Road to Open Science Podcast
In the first episode Sascha Friesike, assistant professor at the VU in Digital Innovation and associated researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, explains why a lot of people still hesitate to embrace open science.
Second guest on the episode is Frank Miedema, professor of Immunology, dean and vice chairman of the board at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. He reacts on the issues that are raised in the first part of the episode and sees an important role for the management of universities and big funders to change the incentives and reward system.