Many of the arguments tend to be political about freedom either to publish or access results, but Open Science can also have broader implications in terms of enabling researchers to work more efficiently, accelerate discovery, provide higher-quality results and greater impact.

In this talk, Erik Lindahl will share some of the experiences from the last two decades of his and his team's research work , including the making some of the most widely used computer codes in chemistry freely available and how this has been a tremendous benefit for their long-term impact.

Erik Lindahl will discuss the implications and opportunities with sharing data, code and methodology already before publication, what could be achieved with more liberal sharing of educational resources, how open peer review and open access are changing publication - but he will also discuss the challenges where it runs a risk of hurting science by disrupting carefully designed systems for quality control. There are also many challenges with new (or old…) publishers trying to profit from open access by ignoring quality - do scholars and universities have obligations to weed this out, or at least not promote it, or is any form of open publication by definition good?

Welcome to the lecture which is open to all, no registration needed.

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