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Title: May 11-13, 2022 | CERN IdeaSquare, hybrid

About the conference

***Information on the OIS Research Conference 2022 will be updated regularly***

The organizing committee invites you to join the OIS Research Conference 2022 at CERN IdeaSquare (hybrid conference). 

Started in 2019, this conference brings together scholars from across disciplines who are interested in investigating and discussing the role and value of openness and collaboration in science. In addition to inspirational paper sessions, we also “walk the talk” by experimenting with novel ways to do our own research. In the past, we have co-conceptualized the OIS field from scratch (Beck et al., 2022) and co-developed research proposals with “users” of our research (Beck et al., 2021).

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 the impact of scientific research, taking a balanced view that recognizes important contingency factors on the individual, organizational, and ecosystem-level. Within this framework, paper presentation sessions at this year’s conference are, among others, related to citizen and crowd science, university-industry collaborations, data and material sharing, inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations, and scientific networks.

In addition to the paper presentation sessions and opportunities for socializing, the conference program includes a keynote speech by Dashun Wang, an OIS Debate with Kevin Crowston, James Evans, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, and Anita Schjøll Brede, as well as an OIS experiment session related to this year’s special theme on the “Relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Openness and Collaboration in Science”.

The 2022 OIS Research Conference will have a hybrid format to enable online as well as in-person contributions and participation.

Find out more about the atmosphere and session formats of the OIS Research Conference in the video below on the previous 2021 (online) conference.

Submission and registration

The submission deadline for the OIS Research Conference 2022 has passed.

Given that this year’s conference will be implemented in a hybrid format, allowing for in-person and virtual contributions and participation, we will additionally enable online participation in selected sessions for a broader audience.

If you would like to join the conference online, please register here.

Registration deadline for online participation: May 9 at midnight. 

All registered participants will receive an email with the detailed program and zoom links on May 10. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the 3rd OIS Research Conference! For any conference-specific questions, please contact us via email at


Participating in the OIS Research Conference is free of charge. The conference starts on May 11 (12.30 CET) and ends on May 13 (14.30 CET). The conference will be an in-person/online hybrid, with both online and offline elements to enable physical and virtual contributions and participation. In-person elements of the conference will take place in Geneva, Switzerland. We expect participants to be present either in-person or virtually throughout the program.

In addition to research paper presentation sessions, the program includes a keynote speech by Dashun Wang, an OIS Debate with Kevin Crowston, James Evans, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, and Anita Schjøll Brede, as well as an OIS experiment session related to this year’s special theme on the “Relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Openness and Collaboration in Science”. 


May 11 

11:00 – 12:30 Arriving at conference venue, virtual getting-ready, and light lunch

12:30 – 13:00 Conference opening by Marion Poetz and Markus Nordberg

13:00 – 14:15 Paper session 1: Open data and infrastructure sharing 

14:30 – 15:50 Paper session 2 : Linkages between science and industry 

16:15 – 17:15 Keynote (by Dashun Wang) and moderated Q&A

17:15 – 19:00 OIS cases & applications and flying snacks

May 12

08:30 – 11:15 Visit of the CERN Antimatter facility (tentative) 

11:30 – 13:00 Welcome Day 2 and parallel paper session
Paper session 3: Crowds, citizens, and AI in science
Paper session 4: Inter- and transdisciplinary research collaborations

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 16:15 OIS experimentation session: engage and reflect on using AI tools for enhancing openness and collaboration in science

16:45 – 18:15 OIS Debate (with Kevin Crowston, James Evans, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, and Anita Schjøll Brede), moderated by Henry Sauermann

19:30 – 22:00 Conference dinner (LivingRoom @ RitzCarlton)

May 13

09:00 – 10:30 Welcome Day 3 + Paper Session 5: Networks within and beyond academia

11:00 – 12:30 Parallel paper session
Paper session 6: Perspectives on crowdsourcing in science
Paper session 7: Institutional perspectives on openness and collaboration

12:30 – 13:00 Conference closing and light lunch

Paper Session Details

Session 1: Open data and infrastructure sharing

Discussants: Gaétan de Rassenfosse & Benedikt Fecher

  • Responding to unavoidable challenges: Balancing GDPR and openness in the research commons (Leighann Kimble)
  • Safe Crossings: The role of scientific support occupations in attenuating secrecy in core facilities (Danielle Bovenberg)
  • Biological repositories: Feeding a virtuous cycle of inter-institutional research co-creation (Carolin Haeussler, Fabian Hans, Riold Furtuna and Samantha Zyontz)

Session 2: Linkages between science and industry

Discussants: Katrin Hussinger & Martin Wörter

  • Structure and dynamics of regional research landscape (Indira Yarullina)
  • Openness in Industry-Science collaborations: An assessment of contractual provisions (Christoph Grimpe, Knut J. Egelie, Haakon Thue Lie and Roger Sørheim)
  • Addressing complex problems through industry-academic collaboration: A temporal perspective on scientific knowledge production (Susan Hilbolling and Pernille Smith)
  • The potential impact of Open Science Partnerships on scientific research and its uptake in industry (Maria Theresa Norn, Irene Ramos-Vielba, Louise Isgaard Saugstrup, Massimo Graae Losinno, Thomas Kjeldager Ryan and Carter Walter Bloch)

Session 3: Crowds, citizens, and AI in science

Discussants: Sabine Brunswicker & Chiara Franzoni

  • Citizen Science for serendipity (Marisa Ponti, Anastasia Skarpeti and Bruno Kestemont)
  • Crowdfunding of science:  Career trajectories and performance of individuals seeking crowdfunding funding for their research projects (Morena Rivato, Lars Frederiksen and Michael A. Zaggl)
  • Machines and crowds: Artificial Intelligence as manager in large-scale scientific collaborations (Maximilian Koehler and Henry Sauermann)

Session 4: Inter- and transdisciplinary research collaborations

Discussants: Christoph Grimpe & Maria-Theresa Norn

  • “My own private climate change” – Towards a systematic involvement of personal climate knowledge (Alexander Ruser)
  • Access to problems through networks as a driver of innovation: Evidence from nonprofit research institutes (Peter Inho Nahm)
  • Scientists‘ collaboration with third sector partners: motivations and expected benefits (Oscar Llopis and Pablo D’Este)

Session 5: Networks within and beyond academia

Discussants: Lars Frederiksen & Valentina Tartari

  • The use of social networking amongst academics (Cornelia Lawson and Mayra Morales Tirado)
  • Search within and across disciplinary boundaries in a scientific consortium (Ekaterina Mavrina)
  • Negotiating knowledge: The advantages of a hedging networking behavior for high scientific impact (Adrián Arias Diaz-Faez, Anne ter Wal and Pablo D’Este)

Session 6: Perspectives on crowdsourcing in science

Discussants: Carsten Bergenholtz & François Grey

  • How firms influence Citizen Science? (Camille Doche)
  • Crowd science projects: Leaders‘ emotions and participation (Alex Cayrol, Olga Kokshagina and Thomas Gillier)
  • Temporary teams’ work in extreme crowdsourcing:  A case of crowd science program on big data for cancer (Olga Kokshagina)

Session 7: Institutional perspectives on openness and collaboration

Discussants: Carolin Haeussler & Philipp Tuertscher

  • Deep tech and translational action (Jonathan Wareham, Laia Pujol Priego, Angelo Romasanta and Gozal Ahmadova)
  • Open approaches for ethical technology (Despoina Filiou)
  • Organizing for inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration in science: The role of autonomy and control (Susanne Beck, Marcel LaFlamme and Marion Poetz)
  • The substitution between public science and corporate scientific research (Lia Sheer, Sharon Belenzon, Ashish Arora and Larisa Cioaca)


We are closely monitoring the developments related to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In accordance with the situation in spring, we will adjust the conference program if needed and keep you posted. For now, we expect to run the conference as planned in a hybrid format. A COVID-19 safety concept will be in place for all participants who join us in-person. 

While there are many great and affordable hotel options in and around Geneva, our in-person guests will want to take note that this is an especially busy time of the year for hotels in the area. As such, we have noted a few options here in order to aid you in your search. Please note the location of the conference dinner (Living Room Bar & Kitchen, Geneva city center) on the map. Hotel options are sorted by color based on average price. Additionally:

  • Please keep in mind that some hotels are located in France and thus may have limited public transportation options and require additional daily COVID-19 related checks when crossing between borders.
  • Please keep in mind transit times between your accommodation and the conference location and between your accommodation and the conference dinner location. 

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