Dr. Angela Fessl has graduated with a master degree in Computer Science (MSc) in Telematics and holds a PhD with distinction in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology. Currently she is a deputy research area manager of the area Data-driven Business at the Know-Center GmbH in Graz Austria, and is also employed at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS) at Graz University of Technology.
Her research focus is on (workplace) learning and educational technologies (with focus on reflective learning), digital transformation and related digital competences, continuous improvement processes in knowledge management and knowledge transfer as well as Open Science. All her research is related to human-computer interaction and socio-technical design.
She has more than 13 years of experience in leading and participating in multi-stakeholder research projects (EU Projects, Erasmus+ Projects, …), such as Task Leader in the MOVING project, Work Package Leader for the AFEL and ON-MERRIT project, and leading projects such as DIGIVID and two TEL-MARKETPLACE projects at TU Graz.
Technical Vision Talk: “The uptake of open science resources in industry: reality or wishful thinking?”
Spurring growth and innovation in the industry sector is a crucial goal of policy-makers. A commonly stated advantage of Open Science is a greater return on investment for funders, as results are made re-usable to industry. According to the EC’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Open Access to research results “[is] the springboard for increased innovation opportunities, for instance, by enabling more science-based start-ups to emerge.” And a company’s survival strongly depends on knowledge to drive decision making, innovation, research and development and serves as fuel for today’s industrial engines.
In this talk, I will shed light on the status of the uptake of open science resources in industry from two perspectives: Are Open Science resources being taken up by industry, though? And how can the uptake of open science be facilitated through design on open science platforms?
In this talk, I will present the results of several studies conducted within the scope of two EU research projects. First, in the ON-MERRIT project, we conducted an interview study followed by a questionnaire study with people employed in the industry sector to investigate the drivers and barriers to the uptake of open science resources. Drivers for the uptake of Open Science resources include employing people with a university background offering incentives, support and training for the uptake, and learning from others by exploiting the wisdom of the crowd. The identified barriers consist of license restrictions, the reliability and validation of data, a limited number of Open Access publications and expensive fees for publishing Open Access. Second, in the TRIPLE project, we conducted a scoping study to derive a design space on how to facilitate the uptake of open science through design. Our findings include concrete examples for operationalizing the derived design implications for open science platforms, such as searching and reading scientific content or discussion forums.
Thu. May 19 | 12:00 pm– Technical Vision Talk: “The uptake of open science resources in industry: reality or wishful thinking?”