Open Scholarship


Knowledge Exchange aims to take on activities that make a difference. The ambition is to support the partner organisations to perform better and contribute to the establishment and enhancement of a well-functioning Open Scholarship eco-system.

Following the publication ‘Moving from ambition to reality', early in 2018, experts have embarked on three strands of activity during the second half of the past year. 

To explore the conceptual issues around the Economy of Open Scholarship in more depth, a 5 day Booksprint was held. The result of the discussions is a book that will provide an overview of perspectives, analyses and insights to better understand the complexity of the economic aspects as well as the need for collective action of all stakeholders to enable Open Scholarship to develop to its full potential. 

At the same time, through the activity Insights into the Economy of Open Scholarship: A Collection of Interviews, we've collected examples which illustrate how pioneering initiatives set up and operate new or alternative business models in the area of Open Scholarship. The first three interviews of this series are now available and the full collection will be published in summer 2019.

A third activity concentrates on Research(er) Evaluation, with the aim to identify and support recognition of contributions to Open Scholarship, academic and non-academic, that are essential to make Open Scholarship truly work. To enable the evaluation of such contributions work we're working on the Openness Profile, that could enhance the current research evaluation structures towards a more Open Scholarship-aware approach. We will soon start work to develop and test a prototype.

Knowledge Exchange Open Scholarship Advisory Group

To support work in this area, Knowledge Exchange convened a group of experts from within and outside the partner organisations to form the KE Open Scholarship Advisory Group (KEOSAG). This group will examine progress towards Open Scholarship and challenges of implementation. The background and expertise of the members of the group, who are all deeply involved in understanding and creation of the Open Scholarship eco-system, is very diverse. This enables KEOSAG to look at Open Scholarship from an integrated perspective.

The members of KEOSAG are:

  • Martin Fenner (DataCite)
  • Sascha Friesike (Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society)
  • Cameron Neylon (Curtin University)
  • Serge Bauin (CNRS-DIST)
  • Wilma van Wezenbeek (Delft University of Technology Library)
  • Laurents Sesink (Leiden University Libraries)
  • Jessica Parland von Essen (University of Helsinki)
  • Mogens Sandfær (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Magchiel Bijsterbosch (SURF)
  • Michael Svendsen (Copenhagen University Library)
  • David Deroure (Oxford University)

The experts on Open Scholarship act as a "think tank plus" and inspire and advise Knowledge Exchange on the work in the Open Scholarship area. KEOSAG provides expertise and ideas, and they will help initiate and shape activities that KE will undertake. Outcomes of these activities will be analysed and evaluated

Studies, Workshops and Events

Insights into the Economy of...

Knowledge Exchange has compiled a collection of interviews which illustrate how pioneering...

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Moving from ambition to reality:...

Knowledge Exchange’s latest report “Moving from ambition to reality” serves as an account...

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KE Approach to Open Scholarship

Our report on Open Scholarship offers a framework for the work of Knowledge Exchange as well as...

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Pathways to Open Scholarship

An exploration of the use of digital technology for research and higher education, to celebrate...

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  • csc-it center for science
  • jisc
  • cnrs
  • surf
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