The fourth and last webinar of this series, with the participation of Dasapta Erwin Irawan as keynote speaker, discussed the challenges of Open Science in the Global South and the reasons why some research-related issues are not just local, but have a wider impact.
On May 18, 2021 ON-MERRIT kicked off the series of webinars with the first one titled “Matthew Effects in Science”, with Tony Ross-Hellauer (KNOW Center), Bernhard Wieser and Stefan Reichmann (TU Graz).
Open Science for the few is just the extension of privilege. Equity is a key aim of open science, but could Open Science policies actually worsen existing inequalities?
Open Science needs resources (funding, time, knowledge, skills), and the traditionally advantaged people usually have more of them. Will their privilege mean that they are the ones to benefit most? How can we avoid the dynamic of the rich getting richer, known as the Matthew effect?