A Philosophy of Open Science for Diverse Research Environments

The PHIL_OS project (2021–2025) aims to develop an empirically grounded philosophy of Open Science [OS] that emphasises the diversity of research environments around the world and articulates the conditions under which OS can leverage such diversity to promote good research practice.

We are based at Egenis, the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences of the University of Exeter (UK).



The PHIL_OS project was featured in April’s instalment of the Online Seminars on Open Science hosted by the Italian Reproducibility Network. Rose Trappes talked to PhD students and interested researchers about the consequences of open science for epistemic diversity and what lessons the project is drawing for open science practices and policy.

Rose Trappes presented at the workshop “Subjects, Power, and Knowledge”, held at Stanford University on the 15th and 16th of March 2024 on the occasion of the retirement of Helen Longino. Rose presented her work exploring Longino's epistemic pluralism about behaviour.

On 23rd February, Fotis Tsiroukis and Rose Trappes gave a talk in Exeter u3a’s University Liaison lecture series. Fotis and Rose discussed the open science movement, and introduced u3a members to the PHIL_OS project. Summary of the talk is here on the Exeter u3a website.


Project meetings

The project has monthly meetings open to collaborators around the world.