Data Access, Transparency and Open Science: Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

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Time: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:30-13:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Data Access, Transparency and Open Science: Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
Welcome to a lecture by Professor Jeffrey T. Checkel. Photo: Beth Kanter / Flickr

​As social scientists, we live in an era when the rigour of our research is under scrutiny – by colleagues seeking to improve its quality, by media interested in academic scandal, by publishers, and by funders. 

​Our response has been a series of initiatives (‘DA-RT’), proposals (‘active citation’) and policies (‘JETS’).  This is appropriate and good, but it begs the question: at what cost?  Indeed, in implementing principles and policies of data access and transparency, there are real trade-offs and challenges to consider, at the levels of theory, ethics and epistemology.

Welcome to a lecture by Professor Jeffrey T. Checkel

Comments by Senior Researcher Håvard Strand.

Moderator: Henrik Urdal, Research Director, Research Professor and Editor of the Journal of Peace Research

A light lunch will be served.