Whither Open Science? PHIL_OS Exploratory Conference

March 30–31, 2023, Exeter
Rougemont Room, Exeter Central Library, EX4 3PQ

Day 1 (March 30): Open Science Immersion

09:30-11:00 Introduction: PHIL_OS and the current OS landscape

  • Chair: Sabina leonelli
  • 09:30-10:10 Sabina Leonelli: Welcome and introduction to the project
  • 10:10-10:35 Paola Castaño: “Open Science Practices in Space Biology: NASA’s GeneLab”
  • 10:35-11:00 Rose Trappes: “Dynamics of Epistemic Diversity in Citizen Science”

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:50 PHIL_OS strands

  • Chair: Hugh Williamson
  • 11:30-11:50 Nathanael Sheehan: “Collaboration and Competition of COVID-19 Genomic Data”
  • 11:50-12:10 Fotis Tsiroukis: “Multi-scale Cognitive Coordination in the Context of Greek Agroecological Research”
  • 12:10-12:30 Joyce Koranteng-Acquah: “Evidence-Policy Gap: Is knowledge being produced in a way that supports policy?”
  • 12:30-12:50 Emma Cavazzoni: “The Use of Data-Intensive Methods in Plant Science: Drones and camera traps in HALY-ID”

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Ice Breaker: The Research Game

14:30-17:00 Hot topics: Concerns from the field

  • Chair: Rachel Ankeny
  • 14:30-15:00 Carole Goble: “Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, Don’t Pay: Delivering open science, a research infrastructure perspective”
  • 15:00-15:30 Simon Hodson: “WorldFAIR: From bibliographic data stewardship to data engineering”
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-16:30 Helen Anne Curry: “Sourcing Seeds: Lessons from History”
  • 16:30-17:00 Cameron Neylon: “Open Research, Open Culture? How can we understand the role of communities in preventing change?”

Walk to Phoenix Centre for public debate (3min)

18:00-19:00 Public Debate at Phoenix Centre: “Can I Trust Science?”

  • Chair: James Coomarasamy (BBC journalist)
  • Discussants: Travis Coan (Politics, Exeter), Carole Goble (Computer Science, Manchester), Timandra Harkness (Writer & Broadcaster), and Sabina Leonelli (Philosophy, Exeter)
  • Organised with Agile Rabbit
  • Details and podcast (55min): here

Day 2 (March 31): OS Principles in Action

09:30-10:30 Transparency

  • Chair: Paola Castaño
  • 09:30-10:00 Kevin Elliott: “Transparency in Science as a Value-Laden Endeavour”
  • 10:00-10:30 Alexandre Hoquet: “From Transparent to Invisible : Software as the elephant in the room”

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Justice

  • Chair: Rose Trappes
  • 11:00-11:30 Barbara Prainsack: “Beyond Openness: The public value of data use”
  • 11:30-12:00 Charbel El-Hani: “Partial overlaps and dialogue between knowledge systems”
  • 12:00-12:30 Sarah de Rijcke: “On the competing moral economies of scientific reform”

12:30-13:00 General Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Going forward: Ideas for PHIL_OS

  • Chair: Sabina Leonelli
  • 14:00-14:30 Feedback from Helen Longino and Sally Wyatt
  • 14:30-15:00 Reflections from the advisory board
  • 15:00-15:30 Responses by the project team

15:30-16:00 Wrapping up and coffee

16:00-16:30 Walk to public debate venue (25min)

16:30-18:00 Roundtable event (Forum, Alumni Auditorium): Is Open Science Good for Research?

  • Chair: Sabina Leonelli
  • Discussants: Helen Longino, Rachel Ankeny, Cameron Neylon, Sally Wyatt
  • Details and video (88min): here