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Open Science: the key to more scientific integrity

donderdag, 24 oktober, 2013 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus

Open Science. The key to more scientific integrity?

Join the Ideafest on Open Science with Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, and Michel Bauwens, Peer tot Peer Activist, on the October 24th at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Scientists are people too. They make mistakes. Or – even worse – commit fraud. The question is: how can we better detect and avoid scientific mistakes and misconduct?
Make scientific data, research and publications free to everyone. After all, more eyes make for more scrutiny. This should provide an additional safeguard against scientific fraud.
Open acces? easier said then done. Which research data should be put online? What about the good old peer review? Where do scientific publishers fit in? Question aplenty.


Open Science: Programme Open Science: Special programme for VUB researchers and students

The guest speakers

peer-to-peer activist Michel Bauwens
Michel Bauwens is writer and founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and explores peer production, governance and property with a global group of researchers.


Jimmy Wales, keynote speaker
As co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales considerably  democratized the access to knowledge. Today, he is helping the British government build an internet platform that will provide open access to British research.


  • 18:00-19:00 Registration, food and drinks
  • 19:00-19:10 Welcome by Prof. Em. André Van Steirteghem
  • 19:10-19:30 Opening speech by Michel Bauwens 
  • 19:30-20:15 Keynote Jimmy Wales
  • 20:15-21:30 Q&A moderated by Marleen Wynants (Crosstalks VUB) followed by drinks and networking

The participation fee is 10€ and includes food and drinks. Please register throug the form below. 

Registration deadline is tuesday October 22nd. The registration and reception will take place in de Nelson Mandela and the lectures in Aula QA. 

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