The University of Granada organizes a lecture on Open Science by Prof. Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri
|19 Apr 2022
|19 Apr 2022
Next Friday, 22nd April from 10 to 12 am CEST, Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri, Full Professor in Information and Communication Sciences at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, will be giving a face-to-face conference on Open Science at the V Centenario building of the University of Granada (Av. de Madrid, 18012 Granada). Arqus students and academics working on this topic are invited to participate.
The conference entitled “Open Science, Science after bigness” is one of the main activities she is developing in the framework of her short research mobility to the University of Granada this week. Professor Chérifa will give a short introduction to Open Science, also mentioning the Arqus Openness Position Paper. Within the trajectory of the digital transformation of universities, Open Science has an important place. However, the notion referred to by some as a “buzzword” is much older. It is anchored in the enlightenment century and relates to the social norms of science as defined by Robert K. Merton. The aim of this presentation is to understand the origins of science openness and to explain the digital mechanisms in which it is embedded today. From the Arqus Open Science task force, the presentation will highlight to what extent Openness is an object of consensus between communities and institutions rather than a political injunction. The talk will take place in Clasroom 9 of Espacio V Centenario, and will include a session of open questions and discussion.
The collaboration between Professor Chérifa and the academics of the University of Granada was raised within the Action Line 6.2 Openness Task Force, being this project an excellent opportunity to work together on the Arqus Position Paper. This short staff mobility scheme is allowing Chérifa to hold several meetings with colleagues in Granada that will lead to a publication on Open Access/Open Science. “Interdisciplinarity is very important to tackle important issues related to Open Science and Arqus Alliance is offering a large set of skills and profiles that allow everyone to see how he can collaborate with others on common issues”, says Professor Chérifa when she is asked why she would recommend this kind of visit among her peers. This experience may be also the starting point to a deeper collaboration through a national research project (the ANR – France) and future exchanges between Master programmes.
Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri is Full Professor in Information and Communication Sciences at Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 and member of the research team ELICO. Based on the theoretical framework of cultural and creative industries, her research addresses mutations of scholarly communication to open and collaborative models. New forms of production, circulation, evaluation and legitimisation of scientific research constitute her main research themes. In this field, she has employed qualitative and bibliometric approaches. Chérifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri is Open Science officer for her institution, member of the COSO, co-pilot of the DORA Evaluation Working Group. She is also head of the IMST Master’s degree.