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

The OIS Research Conference 2022 (hybrid conference) took place both physically at CERN IdeaSquare and online from 11-13 May, 2022. The organizers thank all participants for their active (online and offline) participation, inspiring talks, presentations, and discussions.

About the 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). This year, we experimented with a novel AI-based tool that has been designed to facilitate a particular step of the research process and we explored and reflected on the tool’s potential to influence openness and collaboration in scientific research (Beck, Poetz, & Sauermann, 2022). The following video summarizes the process and key insights of the experiment:

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 the conference are, among others, related to citizen and crowd science, university-industry collaborations, data and material sharing, inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations, and scientific networks. Please see the paper session details below for additional information.


The conference took place from May 11 to May 13, 2022. The conference was conducted as an in-person/online hybrid, with both online and offline elements to enable both physical and virtual contributions and participation. In-person elements of the conference took place at CERN IdeaSquare in Geneva, Switzerland.

In addition to the paper presentation sessions and opportunities for socializing, the conference program included 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 the OIS Conference 2022’s special theme on the “Relationships between Artificial Intelligence and Openness and Collaboration in Science”.

The Organizing Committee,

Program at a glance (all times CEST)

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

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)

The OIS Research Conference 2022 is organized in collaboration with and supported by