In this episode we talk to Ursel Biester and Marylin Mehlmann, two experts in adult education, about what Transformative Learning is and how it can be applied to creating meaningful change in the context of trainings, including those in the Open Science and RRI movement. 

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The Transformative Edge Book

Hosting Transformation Project


In this episode we talk to Wiebke Hollersen, a science journalist and editor from the German newspaper Welt, and Dr Emanuel Wyler, a molecular biologist at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, about their approaches, collaborations, and concerns about communicating about the Coronavirus and science communication in general. 


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Emanuel Wyler

Wiebke Hollersen



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In this episode we talk to Alex Shkor about his company DEIP which is a peer review platform and blockchain protocol for the evaluation of intellectual capital, research, and innovation. We discussed why Alex created this platform, what the potential for digital research and big data is, and how Open Science can accelerate research. 

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In this episode we talk to Joy Owango, Founding Director at Training Centre in Communication. We discussed how Open Science is democratising research and access to data and publishing in Africa, the importance of ownership in research, and the challenges inherent in widespread change. 

Originally we interviewed another two guests who are involved in the Open Science movement on the African continent: Osman Aldirdiri, founding director of Open Sudan initiative and Jo Havemann, co-founder of the AfricArXiv. Due to technical difficulties we can only publish the audio from Joy Owango. However, we do have a transcript of the full interview with all three guests.

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In this episode we talk to two copyright lawyers, Malcolm Bain and Lucrezia Berto, about what the legal framework of research creation and sharing is. Who owns your research? What needs to be considered before you make it open? 

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Across Legal

Malcolm Bain

Lucrezia Berto

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In this episode we talk to Dylan Roskams-Edris from Open Science Alliance Officer at Tanenbaum Open Science Institute and The Neuro in Canada. We discussed how The Neuro made itself into the worlds first open neuroscience institution, the challenges and opportunities of embracing Open Science at an institutional level, how Open Science itself needs to be more open, and the potential for scientists working in such a system.


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In this episode we talk to Professor Stefano Bertozzi, editor-in-chief Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR:C19). This new open access overlay journal from the MIT Press is aiming to publish expert peer reviews of new COVID-19 research which will help validate and accelerate the discovery of high impact, useful studies. We discussed how the journal will work, the role human and AI input will play, and the importance of pan-disciplinary content. 

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The Coronavirus pandemic has led to many new initiatives to help scientists share resources and data. We talked to, Tobias Opialla and Lisa Rieble who have created a new platform called LabHive. We discussed what LabHive is and how it got started, as well as how Open Science principles and practices relate to the new normal and how communication is key. 

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Impact Hub Berlin

Bonus links regarding Drosten, the Teachers and Kindergarteners and the BILD:

Original tweet from Drosten: 

Replies from improperly quoted reviewers: 

The xkcd regarding preprints: 

Regarding renewed interest in Testing:
Drosten wanting to test schools and Kindergartens,podcastcoronavirus206.html 

Press Release from Berlin Senate regarding test strategy: 

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In this episode we cover UniStem Day, a pan European outreach event that bring stem cell research and high school students together. We talk to the organisers of UniStem Day at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Stefanie Mahler and Dr Daniel Besser, as well as teachers and pupils who attended. 

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German Stem Cell Network


CC 0, CC BY or CC BY-NC-SA? We talked to Cable Green, the interim CEO and Director of Open Education at Creative Commons. Cable explained the rationale behind the licenses on digital work and provided us with a practical guide to how to use these. Further on, we ventured into the world of Open Education and how it is empowered by Creative Commons licensing. And yes - we did also talk about Covid-19 and how it is changing the way we think about open access and collaboration.

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