Open Science Cross Cultural Survey

Title: Open Science Cross Cultural Survey

Description: In recent years, there has been a rising interest in open and transparent research worldwide, which has grown into the “Open Science” (OS) movement. While initiatives have formed in many countries, little is known about the world-wide state of Open Science adoption or rejection and the reasons for either. Yet, answering those questions can be crucial for consensually advancing open and transparent research around the globe, without discriminating against researchers due to regional barriers. To shed light on these issues, we are conducting a study investigating how frequent certain OS practices are applied and which obstacles to the global adoption of OS are present. This survey is an effort of about 100 scientists from different countries who generated ideas about the most relevant open science practices today and possible barriers to their adoption. A core team of 42 scientists further refined the content over nine months. Furthermore, the project has been approved by ethics review boards in several countries. Right now, we are disseminating this questionnaire to survey as many scientists as possible.

Specifics: Study Population: any researchers

Eligibility: Current or past researchers, regardless of whether they use/have heard about open science practices

Participant Obligation: Participants complete a short online survey (takes around 5 minutes to complete)

Location: online - Saarbrücken

Project lead: Annalise LaPlume

Study Dates: May 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

Study Website: https://www.soscisurvey.de/oscc/