The registration for our Open Science Retreat on October 25-26, 2021 is closed.
All selected applicants will be informed soon.

Please save the date for the next Open Science Retreats February 15-16 and June 14-15, 2022.

Only together can we successfully change the way we work scientifically.
Only together can we advance Open Science.

  • WE does not mean scientists only. 
  • WE incorporates scientists, science communicators, data stewards, librarians, publishers, editors, and other stakeholders involved in Open Science developments.

With the Open Science Retreat, the ZBW wants to bring together international Open Science supporters from different stakeholder groups. For two afternoons in a row, the aim is to dive deep into the topics that are of burning interest to all of us.


First retreat: October 25-26, 2021

Topic: Research Evaluation – Promoting the Open Science movement

The Open Science Retreat is an interactive event. Participants are expected to commit to active contribution during the entire retreat. The number of participants is limited and will be balanced due to diversity aspects. Otherwise, first come, first served.

These are our first topics:

  1. Research Evaluation – Promoting the Open Science movement (October 25-26, 2021, registration closed)
  2. Sustainable and reliable Open Science Infrastructures and Tools (February 15/16, 2022)
  3. Economic actors in the context of Open Science – The role of the private sector in the field of Open Science (June 14/15, 2022)

You are an Open Science advocate and would like to exchange your experiences and ideas with a group of 30 like-minded international Open Science enthusiasts from completely different domains?

Research Evaluation – Promoting the Open Science movement

Day 1

October 25, 2021

4.00 – 4.10 p.m. (CET)
Welcoming address by Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW

4.10 – 4.30
Impulse lecture by Professor Isabella Peters “Reflections on the evaluation of open science”

4.30 – 4.45

4.45 – 5.45
Break Out Sessions

5.45 – 6.00
Feeding the insights back into the panel

Day 2

October 26, 2021

2.00 – 2.10 p.m. (CET)
Welcoming address by Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW

2.10 – 2.15
Wrap up Day 1

2.15 – 3.15
Break Out Sessions

3.15 – 3.30
Feeding the insights back into the panel

3.30 – 4.00
Writing three key insights & Farewell

We are looking forward to an exciting retreat – be part of it!

ZBW Open Science Engagement

The ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ( presents its activities in Open Science: a triad of research, engagement and development for Open Science.

  • The ZBW does research in the area of Open Science, in particular in computer and information science, in media science and digital economics.
    It wants to strengthen the commercial independence of, and excellence in, the science system. The ZBW wants to enable easy and quick access to scientific findings, publications and data.
  • The ZBW is an active player in science policy, nationally and internationally, to implement Open Science.
  • At the same time, the ZBW actively builds this Open Science ideal by developing and integrating new technologies that enable access and remove barriers.