Barcamp Open Science

Barcamp Open Science on Tour 

There is a great need for exchange and networking formats like the Barcamp Open Science. Therefore we organize besides the Barcamp Open Science as pre-event of the Open Science Conference further satellite barcamps during the year. We keep you updated here.

Barcamp Open Science 2021

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. 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.


Online Barcamp
16 February 2021

Schedule (CET)

09:30 Technical check & setup (optional)
10:00 – 10:20 Welcome, Introduction, and Warmup
10:20 – 10:40 Ignition Talk by Felicitas Kruschick
10:40 – 11:15 Session Planning
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:10 Sessions I
12:10 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 13:10 Sessions II
13:10 – 14:20 Lunchbreak
14:20 – 15:00 Pitches Session I + II / Update Session Planning
15:00 – 15:40 Sessions III
15:40 – 15:45 Taking a deep breath 🙂
15:45 – 16:00 Pitches Session III / Wrap Up
16:00 – 18:00 „Open Hours“ (discuss, network, have a drink, chat, …)

Ignition Talk

by Felicitas Kruschick (@felicitaskru)

Inclusive Education: ‚From west to the Rest‘ (Grech 2011, 88) – about the need of getting aware of Knowledge (In-)Equality & Open Science


Thinking about the concept of Inclusive Education on an inter- & transnational level one might get the impression that Inclusive Education is a global agenda shaped by guidelines like the UN-Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities or Agenda 2030. No matter what: Inclusive Education is important and relevant for several reasons. However, what is even more important is to look behind this seemingly global agenda by asking ourselves Goffman’s questions: What the hell is going on here? What we are about to recognize is the following: Inclusive Education is a (de-)colonization project (Muthukrishna & Engelbrecht 2018), Inclusive Education is a globalization product (Artiles & Dyson 2005) & Inclusive Education can be seen as a form of (‘western’) cultural imperialism (Haskell 1998). Inclusion is a ‘slippery concept’ (Booth 1995), as well as education is a super-normative concept. What is combining both of these concepts, however, is its contextualization in power dynamics, what is inevitably leading to the point of Knowledge (In-)Equality: Who is why and how navigating through the Inclusive Education discourse? How are dynamics and structures being perpetuated? It’s on scientific research to take up those questions by open up ones research designs, data, privileges, and so on. Only if Science is getting & working ‘open’ we are able to discuss this topic on behalf of social justice & knowledge equality.
By referring to my own research project on Inclusive Education in rural communities in Ghana we will see what it means to think Open Science together with Knowledge (In-)Equality: no more and no less than the questions of our time.

Artiles, A., & Dyson, A. (2005): Inclusive education in the globalization age: The promise of comparative cultural-historical analysis. Contextualizing Inclusive Education: Evaluating Old and New International Perspectives|Contextualizing Incl. Educ.: Eval. Old and New Int. Perspectives (pp. 37-62). London: Routledge.

Booth, T. (1995): Mapping inclusion and exclusion: Concepts for All? In: C. Clark, A. Dyson & A. Millward (Eds.) Towards Inclusive Schools? (pp. 96-108). London: David Fulton.

Grech, Sh. (2011): Recolonising debates or perpetuated coloniality? Decentring the spaces of disability, development and community in the global South,
International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(1), (pp. 87-100).

Haskell, S. H. (1998): Inclusive Schooling: The contemporary cultural imperialism of western ideologies. Paper presented to the Second International Exhibition and Congress on Rehabilitation, 29-31 March 1998, Dubai, United Arab Emirated.

Muthukrishna, N. & Engelbrecht, P. (2018): Decolonising inclusive education in lower income, Southern African educational contexts. South African Journal of Education, 38 (4).

Friendly Space Policy

We are dedicated to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion — and not limited to these aspects. Please contribute to the friendliness of our virtual space.

How to contribute:

  • Always be always respectful, honest, accommodating, and appreciative of others. Be open to learning from others.
  • Respect the private sphere of other people. Never share others’ private information without their consent. Accept if other people don’t want to answer personal questions.
  • Show appreciation for the ideas and standpoint of other people. Embrace the diversity of perspectives and people. Include as many people as possible in group interaction by being respectful and inviting.
  • Participate authentically and actively: We trust in your openness and teamwork. We believe in the power of collaboration and co-creation.
  • Be optimistic and active: We believe in your ability to transform things to the better. Believe in yourself and your ideas and build on the competencies of other participants. Be open to learn from your mistakes.
  • Lead by example: Treat fellow participants in a way you want to be treated. Contribute to a positive group spirit.


We do not tolerate…

Any form of harassment of event participants. This includes abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning language and behaviour. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue or talks. Any participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers. Please do not encourage other participants to violate our shared values.

Impressions of the Barcamp Open Science 2020

photo credits: Ralf Rebmann // license: CC-BY-SA 4.0

Photo Credits: Ralf Rebmann
All photos are also published at Wiki Commons under a CC BY 4.0 license.