Open Science: the key to more scientific integrity?

Bram Luyten from @mire went to Open Science: the key to more scientific integrity? , an event hosted by the VUB featuring Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia and Michel Bauwens from P2P Foundation.

Recent cases of academic misconduct have been a powerful catalyst for Open Access around the globe. In the wake of this trend, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) hosted an evening on open science and scientific integrity. Each of the stellar speakers approached the topic from a very different perspective. Prof. Emeritus André van Steirteghem served as scientific editor at the end of his successful career in reproductive science. Because of his experience serving on the board of the commission on publication ethics (COPE), he was appointed last month as the chair of a new Flemish committee on scientific integrity. Michel Bauwens is a peer to peer activist and did a great job putting open science in the context of other trends in society all pointing in the direction of peer to peer production. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales presented Wikipedia as a case study for open science and scientific integrity.

Read his full report here

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