Press Release 113/2017

Bye Bye, Ivory Tower – Hello, Open Science

KIT Technology Assessment Experts Study Opportunities and Risks of Open Science
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Just as this citizens forum of KIT on the “District Future” project, Open Science is to enhance the citizens’ acceptance of research. (Photo: KIT)

“Open Science” is to make science more transparent and democratic and to open up new perspectives for researchers. Technology assessment experts of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have studied what precisely is to be understood by “Open Science” and whether the high expectations are realistic. The results are published in TATuP – Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis (journal of technology assessment in theory and practice).




Latest issue of TATuP on Open Science (in German only).

Latest issue of TATuP on Open Science (in German only).


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jm, 15.08.2017


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