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Title: April 7-9, 2021, Virtual Conference

The OIS Research Conference 2021 took place online on April 7-9, 2021.

Find out more about the atmosphere and session formats of the OIS Research Conference 2021 (online) here:

About the conference

Researching OIS includes investigating whether, how, and under which conditions applying open and collaborative practices along one or more stages of the scientific research process influences novelty, efficiency and/or impact of scientific research, taking a balanced view that recognizes important contingency factors on the individual, organizational and ecosystem-level. The conference will present empirical or conceptual work in this framework, and in particular along the following conference tracks:

Track 1: Open and collaborative approaches along the entire scientific research process and their effects. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • crowdfunding/crowdsourcing science and citizen science
  • open data/material sharing/re-use
  • OIS approaches to translating science into practice, science-industry relations, academic entrepreneurship
  • platforms facilitating OIS

Track 2: Ecosystems and organizational designs facilitating open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • institutional factors
  • local and national policies
  • intellectual property rights
  • incentive and impact measurement systems

Track 3: Micro-foundations of open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • scientists’ motives for engaging in OIS
  • skills and capabilities for OIS
  • attitudes and beliefs supporting or blocking OIS
  • characteristics and motives of institutional entrepreneurs

Conference practicalities

Participating in the OIS Research Conference is free. The conference officially started on April 7 at 12:00 and ended on April 9 at 13:00.

Next to the paper presentation sessions, the conference program included a keynote, an OIS experimentation session, and an OIS debate. In addition, we organized virtual social activities on April 8 in the evening.

The Organizing Committee,

Program at a glance (CEST)

April 7:

12.00 – 12.30      Virtual “getting-ready” and “getting-together”

12.30 – 13.45     Conference opening + keynote (Hila Lifshitz-Assaf)

14.00  – 16:45     2 paper sessions

17:00 – 18:00      OIS debate

18:00 – 19:30      Virtual social program

April 8:

11.00 – 12.30     Virtual poster session: Learning about OIS cases

12.45 – 15:30     2 paper sessions

15:45 – 18:00      OIS experimentation session (intro + session) + closing day 2

April 9:

10.00 – 13:00    2 paper sessions and closing

13:00 –               Informal after-conference happy hour

The OIS Research Conference 2021 is organized in collaboration with and supported by