Conference Open Science

Open Science Conference 2021

For registration and programme please visit our OSC2021 event page.

Information about the accepted contributions of the calls can be found here.

The Open Science Conference 2021 is the 8th international conference of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science. The annual conference is dedicated to the Open Science movement and provides a unique forum for researchers, librarians, practitioners, infrastructure providers, policy makers, and other important stakeholders to discuss the latest and future developments in Open Science.

This year’s conference will especially focus on the effects and impact of (global) crises and associated societal challenges, such as the Corona pandemic or the climate change, to open research practices and science communication in the context of the digitisation of science. And vice versa, how open practices help to cope with crises. Overall, the conference addresses topics around Open Science such as:

  • Effects and impact of current crises on open research practices and science communication
  • Learnings from crises to sustainably ensure the opening of science in the future
  • Innovations to support Open Science practices and their application and acceptance in scientific communities
  • Scientific benefit of Open Science practices and their impact in society such as coping with crises
  • Open Science education and science communication to different target groups in the broad public

Online Conference
17-19 February 2021

Pre-Event Barcamp Open Science

The Barcamp Open Science is a barcamp dedicated to the Open Science movement. It is open to everybody interested in discussing, learning more about, and sharing experiences on practices in Open Science. We would like to invite researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds to contribute their experience and ideas to the discussion.


Impressions of the Open Science Conference  2020

Photo Credits: Ralf Rebmann
License: CC-BY-SA 4.0

Programme Committee

  • Thomas Köhler, Technical University Dresden
  • Stephanie Linek, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
  • Peter Mutschke, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Marc Rittberger, Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF)
  • Klaus Tochtermann, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)
  • Andreas Witt, Institute for the German Language (IDS)