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In June, Rose Trappes will give a seminar on the philosophy of open science at the University of Oslo (7 June), and a talk on “The Challenges of Evaluating Citizen Science Data” at the Philosophy of Science India conference (21–23 June) in Bengaluru.

On 27 March 2023, the Italian Open Science Society organised a book launch and discussion round at the University of Trento & online, to celebrate the publication of our Plant Data Linkage volume.

Rose Trappes gave a presentation, “Niche-based theories of scientific practice: A scoping survey”, at the Perspectives on Scientific Practice workshop (15 March 2023, University of Exeter).

The December 2022 newsletter of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) contains a report with participant feedback, on our SPSP2022 Ghent pre-conference workshop, Methods Matter: Empirical Research in Philosophy of Science in Practice.

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Our new volume “Towards Responsible Plant Data Linkage”, featuring many brilliant contributors, was launched on Friday 2 December. You could follow it online, and afterwards we had a small reception at 16:00 in Byrne House.

Sabina Leonelli was a Lead Thinker, in the Thinkers Programme 2022 “Reproducibility and Replicability in Science” of the Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts (KVAB). This work, conducted with Professor Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol), aims to map the concerns and needs of research stakeholders from universities to policy-makers and industry, and assemble recommendations for how debates and evaluations of reproducibility should move forward.

Sabina Leonelli intervened in the Westminster Higher Education Forum Policy Conference “Next steps for the Research Excellence Framework” on March 11, with a talk on “Open Science from Theory to Practice”. Slides available here.

The project had three positions open for PhD students with specific, distinct backgrounds and interests. Application deadline was 21 February 2022.

New team members Rose Trappes and Paola Castaño joined us in January 2022 as research fellows.

The whole academic year 2021/2022 until July, Sabina Leonelli was based at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, taking advantage of the wonderful WiKo environment to explore epistemic diversity.