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Barcamp Open Science 2019

Thanks everyone for this wonderful Barcamp Open Science. See you next year!

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

About 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. 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. This year’s  ignition talk will address the role of “community science” and Open Science.   

Unsure what a Barcamp is? This Graphic on How to Barcamp explains!

The Barcamp Open Science is organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science and hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland. It is traditionally conducted as a pre-event one day before the Open Science Conference.

Ignition Talk by Claudia Göbel

To help stimulate debates and  ideas for the sessions Claudia Göbel will give a short ignition talk.

Participatory Research: Extending Open Science beyond the ivory tower:

Participatory research, that is when people who are not employed as scientists do research – on their own, in groups and potentially in cooperation with people who are employed as scientists. There are many different methodologies and approaches to participatory research, for instance DIY science, Community-based Research, Participatory Action Research and Citizen Science.

Such concepts are not often considered in discussions on Open Science, which are usually focussing on developments within scientific institutions. In my talk I will argue that it is important to extend the idea of Open Science beyond academia by considering another shade of openness – openness for participation of volunteers and cooperations with civil society organisations.

With a focus on Citizen Science, I will introduce a pluralistic concept of participatory research, highlight current developments and discuss challenges of this growing field of practice in Europe.


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

18 March 2019, 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 – 10:30 Welcome & Introduction 
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Ignition Talk
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Session Planning I
  • 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 Wrap-up & Feedback

Friendly Space Policy

Wikimedia Deutschland and ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, host and organizer of the Barcamp Open Science, are dedicated to providing a harassment-free venue and 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. We do not tolerate any form of harassment of conference participants. 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 conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion. Harassment also includes sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unwelcome following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event immediately. Event staff can be identified by special t-shirts.

Baramp Open Science Staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

Local phone numbers for venue security, local law enforcement, local sexual assault hotline, local emergency and non-emergency medical, and local taxi company to be publicized to event participants as appropriate on a per-event basis.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues, and event-related social events. Barcamp Open Science organisers and staff are also subject to this policy.

Organising team

  • Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia Germany
  • Tamara Heck, Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF)
  • Lambert Heller, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Susanne Melchior, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Guido Scherp, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics