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Power and Inequality in Open Science Discourses - Denisse Albornoz - OpenCon 2017

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This presentation by Denisse Albornoz was part of OpenCon 2017's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Open Research and Open Education panel.

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Power and Inequality in Open Science Discourses - Denisse Albornoz - OpenCon 2017

  1. 1. POWER AND INEQUALITY IN OPEN SCIENCE DISCOURSES
  2. 2. Red de Ciencia Abierta y Colaborativa para el Desarrollo
  3. 3. SOURCE: Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto
  4. 4. • University researchers • Social movement activists • K-12 students • Farmers • Indigenous communities • Women in rural areas • Hackers and OH movement COMMUNITIES WORKING WITH OCSDNET
  5. 5. SOURCE: Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto
  6. 6. GAP SOURCE: Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto
  7. 7. OPEN SCIENCE POLICIES / POLITICAS DE CIENCIA ABIERTA OECD (2015) An effort by researchers, governments, research funding agencies and the scientific community to make the outputs of publicly funded research results […] accessible in digital format with no or minimal restriction Dakar Declaration on Open Science in Africa (2017) Open Science is a means not an end – much more than just open access to publications or data. It includes many stages of research processes, enabling full reproducibility and re-usability of scientific results”
  8. 8. LIBER Statement on Enabling Open Science (2014) A first step towards strengthening the global competitiveness of European research Mallorca Open Science (2017) Open Science is essential to fully achieve its target knowledge and innovation based economy
  9. 9. What assumptions are embedded in these definitions? Whose interests are they serving? And whose interests are they neglecting?
  10. 10. 1- Open Science is a historically produced discourse openness is not inherently positive or neutral embedded in historical legacies and social struggles de-contextualizing openness = erasing experiences those who have been harmed by it situated openness: recognizing context, power and history whose histories count?
  11. 11. 2- Open Science as a practice of social transformation consider social and political dimensions of knowledge and technology nurturing human and social networks economic value vs. social value question of distribution in global capitalism who benefits from this logic?
  12. 12. 3 - Open Science asks who is left behind knowledge production remains uneven and unequal barriers of gender, race, socioeconomic status, and ability legitimacy of community-based knowledge and inquiries lowering barriers to participation who defines research agendas?
  13. 13. stay critical
  14. 14. @know_gap

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