TOPIC 03: Open Science and Research

Science is opening up in ways not imagined 25 years ago. Citizens are increasingly involved in the scientific process, data and software resulting from research are more and more shared, and open access to the publications resulting from research is profoundly influencing the landscape of scientific publishing, while in turn opening up avenues for new innovative research. We look forward to discussing the impact of these changes for researchers and scientists.

Main Speakers:

Programme Advisors:

Session 1 From Open Data to Open Science: Policy, Literacy and Citizen Engagement – Talks

Tuesday 17 September, 14.45 – 16:00 @ Main Stage Room 2

Moderator: Francois GreyCitizen Cyberscience CentreUniversity of Geneva


Session 2 Plenary Talk

CERN: Opening Particle Physics and the Higgs Boson to the world – John Ellis, CERN / King‘s College London

Tuesday 17 September,  18:00 – 18:30 @ Main Stage Room 2

Session 3 Open Technology and Research – Cross-disciplinary short talks session

Wednesday 18 September, 10:30 – 11:15 @ Room 13, Floor 2

Moderator: Pieter Colpaert, University of Ghent


  • Bringing the Open Source revolution to Open Data – James Smith, Web Developer, Open Data Institute

  • dat: if git was designed for tabular data – Max Ogden, Open Web Programmer

  • Open Science – Kamila Markram, Frontiers

  • Leveraging open scientific data using R – Karthik Ram, Developer, rOpenSci

Additional Workshops and Satellite Events on Monday 16 and Thursday 19 September

In addition to the main programme we are holding a number of workshops, panel discussions, hackathons and satellite events on the pre-conference and post-conference days – Monday 16 and Thursday 19 September which you are invited to join.

Session A  Frictions. Collaborative creation of knowledge vs. practices in trade and commerce. The example of Open Hardware – Workshop

Monday 16 September, 14.00 – 17:00 @ Room 7, Floor 2

Coordinators: Peter Troxler (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), Dannie Jost (World Trade Institute), Javier Serrano (CERN)

Session B  Open and Citizen Science in the heart of Europe – Workshop

Thursday 19 September, 10:00 – 17:00 @ Centre Universitaire d’Informatique Université de Genève, Auditorium, Ground Floor

Coordinators: Stefan Kasberger (Open Knowledge Foundation Austria) and Rayna Stamboliyska (Open Knowledge Foundation France), in collaboration with Daniel Lombraña González (Citizen Cyberscience Center / Citizen CyberlabFrançois Grey (Citizen Cyberscience Center / University of Geneva), Margaret Gold/ Brian Fuchs (Citizen Cyberlab The Mobile Collective)

Session C Is Open Source Drug Discovery Practical? – Event

Thursday 19 September, 09:00 – 12:00 @ World Health Organization (WHO) – UNAIDS HQ, room D46031

Coordinator: Matthew Todd, University of Sidney


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