Open Science and Biomedical Research


Bianca Kramer and Jeroen Bosman, both at Utrecht University Library and both engaged in 101 Innovations In Scholarly Communication

Bianca Kramer

(@MsPhelps) is a librarian for life sciences and medicine at Utrecht Library, with a strong focus on scholarly communication and Open Science. Through her work on the project '101 innovations in scholarly communication' (including a worldwide survey of >20,000 researchers) she is investigating trends in innovations and tool usage across the research cycle. She regularly leads workshops on various aspects of scholarly communication (e.g. online search, altmetrics, peer review) for researchers, students and other stakeholders in scholarly communication, and has an active interest in data- and network visualization. She is a member of the steering committee of the Force11 Scholarly Commons Working Group.

Jeroen Bosman

is scholarly communications and geoscience librarian at Utrecht University Library. He is an expert in the field of open science and open access policy and practice and tools, reference management tools, scholarly search engines and web search. His main interests are Open Access and Open Science, scientometrics, visualization and innovation in scholarly communication. He is an avid advocate for Open Access, Open Science and for experimenting with open alternatives. He is co-author of the poster 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication depicting innovation trends by research workflow phases and he has led the global survey in Innovations in Scholarly Communication with his colleague Bianca Kramer.

Open Science and you

Who’s afraid of open science? Probably no one, but that does not mean all researchers are fully confident yet in this transition. During this day we will take away uncertainty and get you into an active mode thinking about open science in the medical field, considering and exploring open practices, discussing norms and culture and involve you in shaping the conditions that make the transition successful for you, your peers and medical science at large. This is an ideal opportunity to explore, assess, discuss and try out practices that are relevant and realistic in your individual and institutional context and get support in doing that. Also part of this day is an assessment of where we stand individually and collectively regarding open science and discussing what possible next steps. The facilitators are very experienced in making this type of event welcoming, stimulating, useful and thought provoking. This day is for everyone, no matter your career stage or level of experience or affinity with open science. We expect that this day will leave you inspired and informed to make the most of the opportunities that open science offers.



What do you consider open science I (plenary)


OS practices in an medical science workflow (combination of plenary and small groups)


Hands-on exploring, trying out tools and exchanging experiences - (individually or in couples)



Hands-on exploring, trying out tools and exchanging experiences - continued (individually or in couples)


What do you consider open science II (small groups)


Incentives and barriers (small groups)


Poll on practices and support (individually & collectively)


Discussion: future of Open Science in biomedical research and medicine (plenary)


Friday, 28th september 2018


University of Bern
Main Building, Room 033/031 (Groundfloor West, see map)
Hochschulstrasse 4
CH-3012 Bern


CHF 100.- including coffee breaks and light lunch


To register, please fill out the following form:

Registration form