A conversation with Claudia Frick about Open Science, Research Integrity, and Science Communication in Teaching and Learning
Claudia Frick is Professor of Information Services, Science, and Scholarly Communication at TH Köln. After her doctorate in meteorology, she completed a Master's degree in library and information science.
Claudia and Jo discuss open science, including concerns around data sensitivity, the relationship between data sets and publications, and the importance of collaboration and metadata. They also touch on the need for researchers to consider the value and accessibility of their work and the limitations of open science in terms of time and resources.
Which researcher – dead or alive – do you find inspiring? Heini Wernli
What is your favorite animal and why? Guinea pig, because they are smart, fluffy, and make the best noises
Name your (current) favorite song and interpret/group. Clever Girl from The Doubleclicks
What is your favorite dish/meal? Pizza
As mentioned during the conversation
Frick, C. (2018, Dezember 27). Locked up science—Tearing down paywalls in scholarly communication. 35. Chaos Communication Congress, Leipzig. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1495601 https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9599-locked_up_science
Zignani, M., Quadri, C., Galdeman, A., Gaito, S., & Rossi, G. P. (2019). Mastodon Content Warnings: Inappropriate Contents in a Microblogging Platform. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 13, 639–645. https://doi.org/10.1609/icwsm.v13i01.3262
An Interview in German with Claudia (2021), https://www.wissenschaft-im-dialog.de/blog/blogartikel/beitrag/nachgefragt-bei-claudia-frick/
There are several action items that can be taken to address the different concerns and challenges related to open science and scholarly communication:
Researchers need to consider the implications of publishing their data and how it can potentially harm individuals or groups. It is important to have a clear understanding of what data needs to be anonymized and how to do it properly to avoid any ethical or legal issues.
The relationship between data sets and publications.
Researchers should think about whether one data set should be associated with a single publication or not. It is important to acknowledge that there is no one-to-one relationship between data sets and publications.
The importance of collaboration and metadata.
Collaboration can help researchers to access more resources and to get better insights from their data. Metadata is also important because it provides context for the data and helps others to understand how the data was collected and analyzed.
The value and accessibility of your work.
It is important to ensure that research work is accessible to everyone who needs it, regardless of their financial or institutional status. Researchers should also think about the value of their work and whether it can be reused by others.
The limitations of open science in terms of time and resources.
Open science requires significant time and resources to ensure that data is properly cleaned, anonymized, and made available. Researchers need to weigh the benefits of open science against the time and resources required to do it properly.
These action items can help researchers to address the different challenges and concerns related to open science and scholarly communication. By working together and considering the different aspects of open science, researchers can ensure that their work is accessible and valuable to the wider community.