(The meeting will mainly be in English. Participation is free of charge, but there is limited seating, so please sign up.)

Open Science refers to various initiatives to make science accessible to all. It encompasses practices such as Open Access and Open Data. Openness is a basic ethical principle in research, which is essential to provide quality assurance, that research results benefit society and to promote a broad public debate on research and technological development.

The committees have developed ethical guidelines for research, which stress the responsibility of researchers, research institutions and other relevant actors, to ensure openness regarding results, possible conflicts of interest, the responsibility to make data available to others, and to include affected parties in the research where relevant. At the same time, there are pressing research ethical challenges with some aspects of openness, related to respect for research participants, conflicts of interest and misuse of science.


13:30-16:30: Open Science

On the moral economy of digital infrastructures: Sharing, reusability and publicity. Ana Delgado, Associate Professor, UiO

On openness and data protection. Grete Alhaug, Senior Legal Advisor, The Norwegian Data Protetction Authority

On openness in Publishing and Peer review. Ragnhild Ørstavik, Assistant Editor in Chief, The Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association 

Being open but not naked: Balancing transparency with resilience in science. Stephan Lewandowsky, Professor, University of Bristol

Panel debate 

16:30-17:00: Coffee/tea-break

17:00-18:00: The ConScience App
Play and discussion on research integrity by the dutch acting group Het Acteursgenootschap.

About the plot: On a Dutch university the promising researcher Jeroen Dreef works on cutting-edge research. Struggling with a disappointing PhD student and even more disappointing data he begins a race against the clock to outrun his international competitors and safeguard his position at the university.

18:00-18:30: Closing remarks