Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)

International Summer School on Open Science

This year’s ITAS Summer School in San Sebastián deals with the ambivalences of “open science” in times of social and scientific change. PhD students are welcome to apply until 15 March 2020.
Venue of the Open Science Summer School: Palacio de Miramar in San Sebastián
Venue of the Open Science Summer School: Palacio de Miramar in San Sebastián
Venue of the Summer School: Palacio de Miramar in San Sebastián. (Source: Wikimedia)

Digital transformation, globalization, the environmental and climate crisis, and new forms of terrorism – our society is facing a multitude of challenges. In politics and science, exclusionary and regressive reactions (e.g., protectionism, excellence science) compete with open and participatory concepts of open science for solving current challenges.

But what does open science really mean in terms of civil society participation in science? How “open” are science and policy systems in which practices of “open science” or of “open innovation” are developed? Furthermore, what are the limits of open science in different cultural and institutional contexts?

These and similar questions will be addressed at the Summer School taking place from 27 to 31 July 2020 in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain. Together with the University of the Basque Country and RWTH Aachen University, ITAS is organizing this year’s event entitled “‘Open science’: ambivalences and tensions – New borderlands between science, technology and society.”

Offer for PhD students

All PhD students in different stages of their dissertation projects are welcome to apply. A wide range of learning formats will be offered: lectures by established researchers, workshops, and poster presentations – a week full of discussions about open science. (04.02.2020)

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