The next Open Science Kitchen event will be on Thursday 24th June at 14:00. Dennie Hebels from Maastricht University will talk about "Engaging society: How public outreach meets Open Science."
Abstract: The work of scientists is sometimes perceived as a black box and often people will only hear about new discoveries and exciting prospects in the news which can result in them losing interest in science. However, we need the public to support what we do because they all contribute to our work. Showing the public who scientists are and what they are working on also fits perfectly within the Open Science movement. It is essential to engage people, for example, by visiting schools to give interesting lectures and demonstrations, inviting school classes for a hands-on day in the lab, and organizing open days to offer people an opportunity to get to know the scientists and science behind university or industry doors. Such outreach activities are a tremendous help in showing that science is fun and fascinating and why so much effort is put into science every day.
Spread the word, see you in the kitchen!
Open Science (OS) is on the rise and will change the research landscape in the next years. Many initiatives have the goal to make the entire research process more transparent and re-usable to increase the benefit of research for society. The University of Twente (UT) took note of these developments. Consequently, OS plays a key role in Shaping2030, UT's mission, vision, and strategy for 2020-2030. But don't worry, you'll never walk alone. The Open Science Community Twente is ready to help to make our research more reproducible and accessible at all stages of the research cycle, from planning to publishing and beyond.
We are the Open Science Community Twente, an inter-disciplinary, bottom-up community to promote, learn, share, and discuss OS practices, such as
- Open Access publishing and Preprints
- Open Data, Open Code, and Open Source Software
- Preregistration of scientific studies
- Reproducibility and Replicability
- Open Peer Review
- Rewards and incentives
- Citizen science
- Open Education
- Diversity of knowledge
- OS infrastructures
Together with the other OSCs in Europe, we aim at making OS the new norm.
image credit: Anita Eerland
Our overarching goal is to assist UT in accomplishing the transition towards OS. To facilitate the broader adoption of OS practices, we
- make OS more visible and accessible within and outside UT,
- organize events, seminars, and workshops,
- facilitate knowledge exchange amongst peers,
- support member initiatives focussed on OS, and
- connect with international OS communities.
Although our main target groups are researchers, Ph.D. candidates, and students from UT and Saxion University, the community is not built for researchers only. We welcome everyone who is involved, for example, in policies or teaching, and would like to get started with OS or bring the existing knowledge to the next level. If you are interested in OS and looking for information, this is the place to be! The OSCT provides a space where people interested in OS can come together to
- ask questions,
- look for support,
- share (positive and negative) experiences,
- acquire skills to make their work more open,
- and connect with other enthusiasts.
So, don't hesitate to ask a question.
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You can't wait and would like to get involved? Why not become a member just right now? No matter if you have little or expert knowledge about OS, just come with an open mind and be curious about the broad spectrum of OS topics.