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Open Science Movie Night
June 10 @ 16:30 – 20:00
Open Science movie night: Paywall – The movie is presented by the Student Initiative for Open Science (SIOS) and the VU University Library.
Academic publishers like Elsevier are making huge profits every year. However, these profits often come at the cost of universities, researchers, and students, who have to pay immense amounts to get access to scientific findings, that they often produce themselves. The documentary “Paywall: The business of scholarship” takes a critical look at the industry of for-profit academic publishers and examines how Open Science and Open Access can help make scientific findings more transparent and more accessible for everyone.
In this cooperation of the Student Initiative for Open Science and the VU University library, we will screen this documentary in the 3D debate center. Afterwards, we will engage in a discussion about the opportunities and challenges that Open Science and Open Access face in today´s academic environment and how they can change scientific research in the future.