Landing : Athabascau University

PhD Project: Mapping the Open Science Movement: Characteristics and Impact on the Research System (April 2014)

The Open Science (OS) movement explores and prototypes new practices and methods of production, diffusion, and use of knowledge. It consists of a variety of initiatives (Open Access, Open Data, Open Labs) aiming at a more open, transparent and collaborative scientific process both inside and outside academic research (Citizen Scientists).

The project's aim is to describe the Open Science movement and examine its evolution and impact on the research system, through different viewpoints: economical, legal, and institutional. The study of the OS movement, its characteristics, communication processes and the mapping of the institutional and individual actors linked to this movement can help to highlight controversies and its evolution with the current research system.