Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?
Grand, Ann; Wilkinson, Clare; Bultitude, Karen; Winfield, Alan F.T.
Clare Wilkinson Clare.Wilkinson@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Science Communication
Alan Winfield Alan.Winfield@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Robotics
The emerging practice of open science, which makes the entire process of a scientific investigation available, could extend membership of the research community to new, public audiences, who do not have access to science's long-established trust mechanisms. This commentary considers if the structures that enable scientists to trust each other, and the public to trust scientists, are enriched by the open science approach. The completeness of information provided by open science, whether as a replacement for or complement to older systems for establishing trust within science, makes it a potentially useful "trust technology." © 2012 SAGE Publications.
Grand, A., Wilkinson, C., Bultitude, K., & Winfield, A. F. (2012). Open Science: A New "Trust Technology"?. Science Communication, 34(5), 679-689. https://doi.org/10.1177/1075547012443021
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Oct 1, 2012|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 7, 2019|
|Peer Reviewed||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||open science, trust, public engagement, science communication|
Pre-print -- Open science a new trust technology.pdf
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