Barcamp Open Science
18 March, 2019, Berlin, Germany

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The Barcamp Open Science is a barcamp dedicated to the Open Science movement. It is open to everybody interested in discussing, learning more about, and sharing experiences on practices in Open Science. We would like to invite researchers and practitioners from various backgrounds to contribute their experience and ideas to the discussion. The barcamp will bring together both novices and experts and its open format supports lively discussions, interesting presentations, development of new ideas, and knowledge exchange. Though, previous knowledge on Open Science is not mandatory. The barcamp is open to all topics around Open Science that the participants like to discuss. This year’s  ignition talk will address the role of “community science” and Open Science.   

Unsure what a Barcamp is? This Graphic on How to Barcamp explains!

The Barcamp Open Science is organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and hosted by Wikimedia Deutschland. It is traditionally conducted as a pre-event one day before the Open Science Conference.

Ignition Talk by Claudia Göbel

To help stimulate debates and  ideas for the sessions Claudia Göbel will give a short ignition talk.

Participatory Research: Extending Open Science beyond the ivory tower“:

Participatory research, that is when people who are not employed as scientists do research – on their own, in groups and potentially in cooperation with people who are employed as scientists. There are many different methodologies and approaches to participatory research, for instance DIY science, Community-based Research, Participatory Action Research and Citizen Science.

Such concepts are not often considered in discussions on Open Science, which are usually focussing on developments within scientific institutions. In my talk I will argue that it is important to extend the idea of Open Science beyond academia by considering another shade of openness – openness for participation of volunteers and cooperations with civil society organisations.

With a focus on Citizen Science, I will introduce a pluralistic concept of participatory research, highlight current developments and discuss challenges of this growing field of practice in Europe.


Cooperation with Open Science Radio

The whole barcamp will be accompanied by Konrad Förstner’s and Matthias Fromm’s Open Science Radio (, making at least some discussions and interviews available afterwards.



Date and Location

18 March 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m.

Wikimedia Deutschland
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24, 10963 Berlin



  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration and Coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome & Introduction 
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Ignition Talk
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Session Planning I
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Short Break
  • 11:30 – 12:15 Sessions I
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Short Break
  • 12:30 – 13:15 Sessions II
  • 13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Session Planning II
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Sessions III
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Short Break
  • 15:45 – 16:30 Sessions IV
  • 16:30 – 16:45 Short Break
  • 16:45 – 17:30 Sessions V
  • 17:30 – 17:40 Short Break
  • 17:40 – 18:00 Wrap-up & Feedback


Organising team

  • Sarah Behrens, Wikimedia Germany
  • Tamara Heck, Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF)
  • Lambert Heller, German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB)
  • Susanne Melchior, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics
  • Guido Scherp, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics