Open research is the concept of scientists sharing their research with the world as soon as they record it for themselves. This sharing invites open collaboration with other researchers and others across the Web.
One practical example was the Polymath Project, whose initiator commented that "[i]t feels as though this process is to normal research as driving is to pushing a car."
There is some more evidence suggesting that open science can well be more efficient than traditional science, but it is merely anecdotal, and this hypothesis as such has never been tested systematically, nor have suitable conditions been identified.
The aim of this session is to develop a framework for (a) showing that open science can under some conditions be more efficient than traditional approaches and (b) exploring the space of those conditions in a systematic fashion, and (c) actually putting open research to an efficiency test versus traditional science.
Session hashtag: #ovcs – ovcs stands for "open versus closed science"
This session was co-created by the Open Science Open Knowledge Working Group. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival.