Title: Save the date: May 22-24, 2024

We are already excited to announce that the next OIS Research Conference will take place May 22-24, 2024 in cooperation with Warwick Business School – save the date! We will – once again – collaboratively advance our understanding of processes, effects and boundary conditions of openness and collaboration in science.

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.

About the conference

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.

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.

Follow-up report: OIS Research Conference 2023

The organizing committee

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 is organized in collaboration with and supported by