Open science is about making research more accessible and transparent for other researchers and for society as a whole. The public wants to be involved in the research - but do the researchers want it? If yes, how to make it happen and what are the challenges? This will be discussed in the seminar Demokratisera forskningen – till varje pris? at the Almedalen Week in Visby, Sweden on 2 July.
In the seminar "Democratization of Science - At all costs?" (Demokratisera forskningen – till varje pris?), the ORION partner VA (Public & Science) will present results from the VA barometer and the ORION survey "Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European Countries". The presentations will be followed by discussions with the audience and the following speakers:
- Kerstin Tham, Principal, Malmö University
- Gustav Nilsonne, Researcher, Karolinska institutet
- Johanna Hansson, Chairman the Swedish Library Association
- Betty Malmberg, Member of Parliament (M)
- Ilona Szatmári Waldau, Member of Parliament (V)
- Thomas Neidenmark, Policy Officer Open Science, European Commission
- Martin Bergman, Researcher, VA/ORION Open Science
The Almedalen Week is the main political event in Sweden and a democratic meeting place where everyone can join and participate in the discussions. For more information about the event please see the VA website.