Kiel/Hamburg, 23 March 2016:
The Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 receives a budget supplement of 200,000 Euros from the funding line “Strategic Networks”, provided by the Leibniz Association during four years. The Research Alliance, whose object of transdisciplinary research is the digitisation of the science system, will use the funds to increase the national and international visibility of Science 2.0 as a field of research.
Last week, the Senate of the Leibniz Association granted 200,000 Euros of additional funds over four years to the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. These special funds are dedicated to excellent and strategically relevant measures for research support within the Leibniz Research Alliances and have been allocated after a competitive procedure.
The Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 will use these additional funds to establish Science 2.0 as a novel and recognised inter- and transdisciplinary field of research, and to increase the national and international visibility of Science 2.0 as a field of research both in the scientific community and science policy. A particular focus is directed at the European research space in order to pick up on new developments in Open Science, which is closely related to Science 2.0. The measures include (1) the further development of international events discussing Science 2.0 and Open Science, (2) networks for excellent and internationally renowned researchers, and (3) supporting the knowledge transfer of Science 2.0 practices into the corresponding scientific disciplines. Funding starts on 1 June 2016.
About the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0:
The interdisciplinary alliance of German, Austrian and Swiss research institutions within and outside universities addresses the question how the internet with its manifold Web 2.0 applications changes research and publication processes in the science system. The Research Alliance links the world of science with the world of research infrastructures. The Research alliance is unique in Europe and aims to develop new technologies for infrastructures based on detailed research findings about the changing working habits of scientists. Currently 37 institutions are members of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, making it one of the largest of the eleven research alliances of the Leibniz Association. Professor Klaus Tochtermann, director of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, is the speaker of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0.