Open Science is increasingly gaining attention by scientists and promoted by governments and funding agencies. The digitalization of science facilitates this move towards increased transparency and reproducibility, collaboration and sharing of data and results, and understanding of and engagement in science by the general public. Open digital genres and platforms make it possible to share research processes, data, and outcomes with peers easily, but also to make research results physically available and conceptually accessible for diverse audiences.
The conference focuses on the rapidly evolving repertoire of genres that support Open Science communication practices online. Specifically, it aims to be a space for reflection and analysis on the opportunities that digital genres offer to communicate science openly to various audiences and of the challenges that composing these genres poses for researchers and academics.