The department Open Science Transfer aims to address the topic of Open Research and Open Science and the different aspects of its development, and to increase awareness of it among libraries, information infrastructures and economists.
Open Science changes not only the ways how researchers work in their fields, but also the ways in which libraries process, store and disseminate information. The blog ZBW MediaTalk takes a closer look behind the scenes, showing how libraries and information infrastructures address and promote the principle of openness. News, reports and interviews keep readers up-to-date about Open Science and science policy and describe innovations and technologies offering new ways of accessing information.
Open Science also means that open practices find their way into the working routines of researchers. Recent experience shows that the broad implementation of these practices is arduous. It is necessary to address researchers directly in order to break down barriers and demonstrate added values. Therefore the department is establishing a new field of activity aimed at bringing the principles of Open Science closer to the target group of economists. It plans to inform researchers in economics about Open Science, demonstrate added values, and present concrete methods and tools for the implementation of Open Science practices.
The department’s focus on Open Science and Open Science Transfer includes the coordination of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. It carries out other (research-oriented) activities and projects in cooperation with Alliance partners and with the research group Web Science at the ZBW