Open Access Week: Conducting Open Research

As part of this year’s International Open Access Week, several Norwegian academic libraries present a number of events with topics related to open publishing, open science and data sharing. All events are digital and open to anyone interested.

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Wednesday, the 26th of October, 10:00-11:30

Zoom link:

How and why are young and upcoming researchers choosing to conduct open science?

What are the benefits and obstacles? How can assessment of research be transformed to recognize open research practices?

We have invited two researchers, Max Korbmacher (HVL) and Chloé Nater (NINA) who assign to the paradigm shift of open science to talk about their experiences and choices. Further Alexander Refsum Jensenius (UiO), an instigator in the reforming  of research assessments, will present work on both national and European level on how academics should achieve recognition for a broader range of research activities.

The webinar will end with a discussion led by Leif Longva (UiT) on how research institutions can stimulate and implement open science in conducting research, including reforms to research evaluation.


Max Korbmacher (HVL) is a cognitive and behavioural neuroscientist with a background in psychology and sociology. He is currently  working on his PhD exploring brain biomarkers of ageing and health at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences collaborating in a distributed network across Europe which centers around the NORMENT project. Here, he is using machine learning on big magnetic resonance imaging datasets and bio-behavioural data like the UK Biobank. Without open science practices, his PhD project and many other important research contributions would not be possible.

Chloé Nater (NINA) - Opening the path to more transparent and inclusive ecological research. A quantitative ecologist by training, Chloé builds statistical and simulation models for analyzing long-term data on animal and plant populations to understand why populations changed in the past, and for predicting how they may continue changing in the future. As the field is moving from studying single populations in specific locations to larger scales (in terms of space, time, and species diversity), open research practices become increasingly more important at every level: from data collection and distribution over code and research workflows to publication and science communication beyond scientific articles.

Alexander Refsum Jensenius (UiO) - Publish or Perish? Researcher assessment is about to change. Alexander is Professor of music technology at the University of Oslo and Director of RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion. His research focuses on why music makes us move, which he explores through empirical studies using different motion sensing technologies. He also uses the analytical knowledge and tools to create new music, with both traditional and very untraditional instruments. He is an advocate for open research practices and is Norwegian representative to the European University Association's Open Science committee. In this talk, Alexander will present some work leading up to the new agreement and how Universities Norway took a lead when developing the Norwegian Career Assessment Matrix (NOR-CAM). 

NOR-CAM – A toolbox for recognition and rewards in academic careers (2021):

Agreement on reforming research assessment (2022):

Event organizers:

Leif Longva, UiT,

Live Håndlykken Kvale, UiO,

Sondre Strandskog Arnesen, HVL,

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