Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Having it all: Ownership in open science

Grand, Ann

Authors

Ann Grand ann2.grand@uwe.ac.uk



Contributors

F Mellor f.mellor@imperial.ac.uk
Editor

S. Webster
Editor

Abstract

If, as the communications scholar Miriam Metzger (2007) suggested, in the digital environment nearly anyone can be an author, in the open science environment nearly anyone can be a producer, consumer or analyser of data. At its most complete, the philosophy of ‘open science’ commits researchers to revealing and sharing the entirety of their practice: questions, data, methodologies, results, models, speculations, wrong turns and all (Nielsen, 2009). Open practice has the power to reveal formerly closed and silent parts of the scientific process, so that anyone, from professional colleagues to interested members of the public (at least, those with internet access), can have direct, unmediated access to research: can indeed ‘have it all’. This chapter argues that breaking the silences of scientific practice raises a number of concerns for both professional and non-professional participants in open science.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 241-252
Book Title The Silences of Science: gaps and pauses in the communication of science
ISBN 9781472459978
APA6 Citation Grand, A. (2017). Having it all: Ownership in open science. In F. Mellor, & S. Webster (Eds.), The Silences of Science: gaps and pauses in the communication of science, (241-252). Abingdon: Routledge
Keywords open science, public engagement with research, public engagement, science communication
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/The-Silences-of-Science-Gaps-and-Pauses-in-the-Communication-of-Science/Mellor-Webster/p/book/9781472459978
;