Open science saves lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic (TODAY - 24 Oct)

Jülich Open Science Speaker Series


24 OCT 2023, 14:00 CEST

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Abstract: Over the last decade, open science principles have been successfully advocated and have been slowly adopted in different research communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many publishers and researchers have sped up their adoption of open science practices, sometimes embracing them fully and sometimes partially or in a sub-optimal manner. In this lecture, concerns will be expressed about the violation of some of the open science principles and its potential impact on the quality of research output. Evidence will be provided of the misuses of these principles at different stages of the scientific process. A wider adoption of open science practices will be called for in the hope that this will encourage a broader endorsement of open science principles and serve as a reminder that science should always be a rigorous process, reliable and transparent, especially in the context of a pandemic where research findings were translated into practice even more rapidly.

About the speaker: Dr. Besançon’s main focus lies in the intersection between human-computer interaction and interactive scientific visualization. His focus has been on bridging the gap between several novel interaction paradigms often used in scientific visualization (tactile interaction and tangible interaction). Overall, he is deeply interested by 3D interaction as well as all new interaction paradigms and their applications to specific scientific domains such as medicine or fluid dynamics. To validate his work, he has mainly relied on controlled experiments with users (domain experts or out-of-the-lab participants).

@IGDORE this talk is the namesake of an article co-authored by @pcmasuzzo and @cooper: