76. Pitfalls and Perils of Open Science: Perspectives from the Global South

Cristobal Olivares, Universidad Central de Chile; Soledad Quiroz, Universidad Central de Chile;

Understanding and discussing Open Science, its applications, and strategies in different institutions, is a priority in STS and Science Policy. International organizations, such as the ISC (International Science Council) and UNESCO, have been actively promoting open science practices for over a decade, and recently, NASA, the White house and other federal agencies of the United States declared 2023 the year of Open Science. In the global north nations, the path to open science seems clear: use their funders and money to pay for it. However, the trajectories in the Global South, where academic resources are scarce, standards have been exogenously imposed, and research practices are framed by obsolete technologies, alternatives to achieve this knowledge transition looks different. In this panel, we want to explore the risks, cautionary tales, and failed experiences in Open Science and Open Knowledge by researchers, labs, and funders around the world. We expect to reflect on the different pathways that practitioners and researchers are exploring to achieve open science in its multiple definitions. We┬┤re interested especially in contributions from and for the global south or from isolated and remote context that considers cultural, linguistic, economic, logistical, political, and social aspects of these processes. Topics can include the generation of public policy frameworks or legislation, a project that promotes open access institutionally, or an experience that values other dimensions in knowledge production, among others.

Contact: cris.olivares.vargas@gmail.com, soledad.quiroz.profesionalexterno@ucentral.cl

Keywords: Science Communication, Governance and Public Policy, Open Science ; Science Governance and Society

Published: 04/07/2023