Barcamp Open Science
12 March, 2018, Berlin, Germany

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We are happy to invite you to the fourth Barcamp Open Science organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, which is going to take place on March 12th in Berlin. This event is hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland and traditionally conducted as a pre-event one day before the Open Science Conference starting from the 13th until 14th March 2018.

The Barcamp Open Science 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. The barcamp will bring together both novices and experts and its open format supports lively discussions, interesting presentations, development of new ideas, and knowledge exchange. Though, previous knowledge on Open Science is not mandatory.

The barcamp is open to all topics around Open Science that the participants like to discuss.

Traditionally, we try to align the thematic focus with the following Open Science Conference that will be on “FAIR principles” of research data and supporting research data infrastructures. Therefore, we welcome sessions addressing those topics.

FAIR Principles – they define a guiding set of principles and instructions on how to manage research data so that they are findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR). But is it just another buzzword or a question of necessity? And how fair are the “FAIR Principles” for research data use?     

As you may guess, there’s obviously a lot more to discuss about Open Science. Therefore, come to Berlin and participate in the upcoming Barcamp Open Science!  

Cooperation with Open Science Radio

The whole barcamp will be accompanied by Konrad Förstner’s and Matthias Fromm’s Open Science Radio (, making at least some discussions and interviews available afterwards.


Date and Location

12 March 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Wikimedia Deutschland
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin


  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee
  • 10:00 – 11:00 Welcome, introduction, session planning I
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Ignition Talk
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Short break
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Sessions I
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Short break
  • 12:30 – 13:15 Sessions II
  • 13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 14:45 session planning II
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Sessions III
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Short break
  • 15:45 – 16:30 Sessions IV
  • 16:30 – 16:45 Short break
  • 16:45 – 17:30 Sessions V
  • 17:30 – 17:40 Short break
  • 17:40 – 18:00 Final Discussion / Farewell

Organising team

  • Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia Germany
  • Lambert Heller, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Robert Jäschke, The University of Sheffield | L3S Research Center
  • Athanasios Mazarakis, Kiel University | ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Susanne Melchior, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Guido Scherp, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Jasmin Schmitz, ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
  • Elisabeth Vogler, Educational Research and Educational Information (DIPF)