Episode Summary: 

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. 

Episode Links: 



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

Press Release from Berlin Senate regarding test strategy:

Episode Summary

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. 

Episode Links

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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Episode Summary:

One of the issues that gets raised by the Open Science movement is that it has a potential conflict with innovation and commercialisation of research. To explore this topic we talked to Professor Shobita Parthasarathy about how patents actually work, how we understand the idea of science as a public good, and the challenges of inclusive innovative. 

Episode Links: 

Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program


Twitter: @ShobitaP

Further reading: 

Shobita Parthasarathy. Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.  (available at Amazon, MIT Press, and wherever books are sold) 

Shobita Parthasarathy. Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017 (available at Amazon, University of Chicago Press, and wherever books are sold)

 Shobita Parthasarathy. “Use Patents to Regulate Gene Editing.” Nature. October 25, 2018.

 Shobita Parthasarathy. “An early expression of democracy, the US patent system is out of step with today’s citizens.” [Updated]. The Conversation. July 4 2018. (reprinted in Business Insider, Associated Press, among other outlets)

 Shobita Parthasarathy. “How to make sure we all benefit when nonprofits patent technologies like CRISPR.” The Conversation. July 19, 2017. 

Episode Summary: 

In this episode we talk to Dr Brian Nosek about the work of the Center for Open Science. We discuss how to shift expectations of what is the norm is science, preregistration, networks, and the impact of a digital society on scientific practice.  

Episode Links:

Center for Open Science


Brian Nosek


Episode Summary: 

This week we talk to Lara Mangravite, President of Sage Bionetworks 'a nonprofit biomedical research and technology development organization' that facilitates research data sharing in biomedicine, as well as promoting community research and citizen science projects. We discussed the advantages and challenges of dating sharing and what tools Sage BioNetworks are offering*. 

Episode Links (provided by Sage Bionetworks): 

Synapse is a set of web services and tools created by Sage Bionetworks that make it easier for researchers to aggregate, organize, analyze, and share scientific data, code, and insights. mPower is a free, 2 year digital health research study developed with the goal of understanding the progression of Parkinson’s Disease at the level of the individual. Elements of Informed Consent is a free, downloadable toolkit for researchers that includes basic information and best practices for developing an effective informed consent process. The Open Drug Discovery Center for AD (Open AD) was established to develop and openly distribute experimental tools for use in the evaluation of a diverse set of novel AD targets.

 Other Links:

Center for Open Science , NIH All of Us Research Program, Structural Genomics Consortium


*"The thoughts and views expressed in this interview are Lara Mangravite's and not those of Sage Bionetworks or any affiliated organizations."

Episode Summary: 

Season 2 is here! We start by looking back at the last year, and talking for the first time about the Open Science project that we are part of ORION. In particular, we consider the aim and impact of Open Science training and interview two participants: Malte Schäfer from TU Braunschweig and Dr Deirdre Winrow from University College Dublin, from our workshop and our MOOC. 



"He radicalised me"

"It gives them space to reflect on Open Science"

"The system of science has changed"




Episode Summary:

In the last episode of 2019 we talk to Professor Dan Quintana from the University of Oslo about the advantages of sharing preprints and ideas online, fears about getting scooped, and lessons he has learnt about Twitter and time management. 

Episode Links: 

Dan Quintana

Everything Hertz Podcast

Physiology & Behavior Podcast

Episode Quotes: 

"The great thing about social media is it is a great way to organise a lot of people who are like-minded"



Episode Summary: 

In this week's episode we report on a recent symposium: Doing Good: Scientific Practice Under Review. There are interviews and impressions from the organisers and attendees who discuss why Open Science is good science, what the current state of play is, and what researchers need in order to make positive changes for the better. 

Episode Links:

Symposium Program and Slides

Symposium Twitter

Episode Quotes: 

"Are we doing good? That's the question we are asking in the symposium and asking from different perspectives". 

Episode Summary: 

Is Science Communication relevant and important to Open Science? Using the events organised by ORION and the MDC as part of the recent Berlin Science Week as a case study of varied science communication events the usual hosts are joined by Dr Christian Popp and Valentin Popescu from the Lifetime Flagship project at the MDC to discuss these topics. 

Episode Links:

Lifetime Project

Berlin Science Week

Brain City Berlin Trailer ft. Open Science Workshop event

The Bear: Storytelling Workshop on the theme of Eureka! moments

Episode Quotes:

"Science is amazing and I don't understand it but I want to know more!"





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