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Science 2.0 – Science in Transition

10.09.2015 - Berlin

Quadriga Debatte im Rahmen der Themenwoche "The Digital Turn"

Digitization is constantly transforming the way we conduct research. The term Science 2.0 stands for entirely new forms of research and publication processes, research collaborations, widened participation and the interaction of science with society. New information technologies gradually alter how we communicate, do research, collaborate and publish. Critical voices argue that traditional assessment systems for scientific excellence lag behind these developments and demand that they should open up to the potentials and dynamics offered by Science 2.0.

The Quadriga debate focused on this tension between new opportunities and traditional standards and raises the following questions:

  • How does digitization change research and publishing processes?
  • Are there disciplinary differences? What are the limits of Science 2.0?
  • What are the implications for scientific reputation-, incentive- and quality assessment systems?
  • Do we need new digital research infrastructures?

The debate was hosted by Jan-Martin Wiarda and was held in English.

The panelists were:

  • Dr. Stephane Berghmans, Vice President Global Academic & Research Relations, Elsevier, Brussels
  • Prof. Dr. Gregory Ralph Crane, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Digital Humanities, University of Leipzig
  • Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Member of the German Bundestag and the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment, Berlin
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics & Speaker of the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0, Kiel

This event was organizied in cooperation with Elsevier.


Mitschnitt der kompletten Quadriga Debatte "Science 2.0 – Science in Transition"

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This Quadriga Debate was part of the week "The Digital Turn" organized by the German National Forum on Digital Education. With a number of events taking place from 8th to 11th September 2015, the week "The Digital Turn" offered a unique opportunity for debate and exchange on the digital future of science and education.