Title: May 8-10, 2023 | Vienna, Austria (hybrid)

About the conference

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Started in 2019, this conference brings together scholars from across disciplines who are interested in investigating and discussing the role and value of openness and collaboration in science. This year, the special conference theme focuses on SYNERGIES AND TENSIONS AROUND IMPACT: HOW DOES OIS COME INTO PLAY? Hence, we will critically reflect upon the influence of openness and collaboration on achieving scientific and societal impact. Do OIS practices promote societal impact at the expense of scientific productivity? Or, do they help us to achieve both and, if so, under what conditions?

In addition to inspirational paper sessions, the conference program typically includes a keynote speech, an OIS Debate, and an OIS experimentation session related to the year’s conference theme. In these OIS experimentation sessions we “walk the talk” by experimenting with novel ways to do our own research. In the past, for example, we have co-conceptualized the OIS field from scratch (Beck et al., 2022), co-developed research proposals with “users” of our research (Beck et al., 2021), and explored how Artificial Intelligence will influence openness and collaboration in science (Beck, Poetz, & Sauermann, 2022).

Researching OIS includes investigating whether, how, and under which conditions applying open and collaborative practices along one or more stages of the scientific research process influences novelty, efficiency, and/or the impact of scientific research, taking a balanced view that recognizes important contingency factors on the individual, organizational, and ecosystem-level. Within this framework, paper presentation sessions at the conference are, among others, related to citizen and crowd science, university-industry collaborations, data and material sharing, inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations, and scientific networks.

More information on the atmosphere and session formats of previous OIS Research Conferences can be found here.

OIS Research Conference Program 2023

The OIS Research Conference 2023 starts on May 8 and ends on May 10, 2023. The conference will be an in-person/online hybrid taking place at Impact Hub in Vienna, Austria, with online and offline elements to enable both in-person and virtual contributions and participation. We expect participants to be present throughout the program. Participating in the OIS Research Conference is free of charge.

Please contact us at ois.conference@lbg.ac.at for any questions or to be added to our conference mailing list, which will ensure that you receive the latest updates about the annual OIS Research Conference.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 4th OIS Research Conference!

The organizing committee 2023

Susanne Beck

Senior Researcher, LBG OIS Center & Copenhagen Business School


Christoph Grimpe

Professor, Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Marion Poetz

Scientific Director, LBG OIS Center & Copenhagen Business School


Henry Sauermann

Professor, European School of Management and Technology Berlin

The OIS Research Conference 2023 is organized in collaboration with and supported by