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Doing science in times of crisis: Science studies perspectives on COVID-19 (2nd edition)


Tue 8 Sep 2020 | 15:00 - 18:00 (CEST)
Online

COVID 19

The second edition of the webinar “Doing science in times of crisis: Science studies perspectives on COVID-19” is organized by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University and the TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, and will take place online on Tuesday September 8, 3-6 pm CEST. An earlier edition of the webinar was organized last May and was attended by almost 200 participants. The new edition of the webinar is organized by Ludo Waltman, Zohreh Zahedi, Grischa Fraumann and Giovanni Colavizza.

The purpose of the webinar is to showcase, discuss and connect science studies research on the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include mapping COVID-19-related research, social media and altmetrics, scholarly communication, and research infrastructures. A rich group of speakers from the science studies community and beyond will share the findings of a number of recent research projects.

Registration

Please register here.
You will receive a Zoom link upon registration.

Agenda

Subject to changes.
Introduction from the organizers (3 pm)

Panel 1 (3:10 pm): Pandemic effect

  • Milad Haghani  (University of Sydney) “Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented mobilisation of scholarly efforts prompted by a health crisis: Scientometric comparisons across SARS, MERS and 2019-nCov literature”
  • Wei Yang Tham (Harvard University) “Quantifying the Immediate Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Scientists”
  • Serge Horbach (Aarhus University) “Pandemic Publishing: Medical journals strongly speed up their publication process for Covid-19”
  • Stefano Canali & Simon Lohse (Leibniz University Hannover) “Epistemological aspects of evidence-based health policy: the case of Covid-19”
  • Goran Murić (University of Southern California) “COVID-19 amplifies gender disparities in research”

Q&A and discussion on panel 1 (4 pm), short 5m break

Panel 2 (4:30 pm): Social media

  • Rodrigo Costas (Leiden University) “COVID-19 research and social media”
  • Anders Blok (University of Copenhagen) “How We Tweet About Coronavirus, and Why: A Computational Anthropological Mapping of Political Attention on Danish Twitter during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Q&A and discussion on panel 2 (4:50 pm), short 5m break

Panel 3 (5:10 pm): Open science/open research

  • Jan Homolak (University of Zagreb) ”Preliminary analysis of COVID-19 academic information patterns: a call for open science in the times of closed borders”
  • Jennifer D'Souza (TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology) “Covid-19 Bioassays in the Open Research Knowledge Graph”
  • Maria-Esther Vidal (TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology) “How Do Knowledge Graphs Contribute to Understanding COVID-19 Related Treatments?”

Q&A and discussion on panel 3 (5:40 pm)

Closing remarks


Speakers

In order of appearance.

Milad Haghani (@Milad_Haghani) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS), The University of Sydney Business School, Australia.

Wei Yang Tham (@wytham88) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), US.

Serge Horbach works at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Aarhus University, Denmark, and as a guest researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Stefano Canali (@StefanoCanali) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

Simon Lohse (@si_loh) is a Postdoc and speaker of the E2LSI (epistemic, ethical, legal and social issues of research in the life sciences) Group at CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences), Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

Goran Murić (@goranmuric) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, US.

Rodrigo Costas (@RodrigoCostas1) is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Anders Blok (@BlokAnders) is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Jan Homolak (@JanHomolak) is a Research Assistant at the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Jennifer D'Souza is a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Open Research Knowledge Graph project in the Data Science and Digital Libraries group at TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, Germany.

Maria-Esther Vidal (@MEVidalSerodio) is the head of the Scientific Data Management Research Group at TIB Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and a member of the L3S Research Centre at Leibniz University Hannover; she is also a full professor (on-leave) at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) Venezuela.

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