Online Panel Discussion on the Commodification of Open Research


On 9 December 2021, an online panel discussion on the commodification of Open Research will take place from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Titel is: If you are not paying for the product, you are the product?

The achievements of the Open Research movement will be critically reflected against the background of data tracking as a business model of large publishers.

How can knowledge and research be made transparent, open and accountable? How must Open Access or Open Research be designed to serve as an alternative to commercialized science? And how can researchers protect themselves from the surveillance of these large corporations?

The following participants will discuss these questions and outline alternative scenarios:

  • Björn Brembs, Professor für Neurogenetik an der Universität Regensburg
  • Andreas Degkwitz, Direktor der Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin und Bundesvorsitzender des Deutschen Bibliotheksverbandes (dbv)
  • Angela Holzer, Referentin in der DFG Gruppe Wissenschaftliche Literaturversorgung und Informationssysteme
  • Julia Reda, Politikerin und Expertin für Urheberrecht und Kommunikationsfreiheit und leitet bei der Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte das Projekt control ©
  • The moderator will be Jan Martin Wiarda

Registration is requested.

The event will take place online via Zoom and is organised by Wikimedia Deutschland and the Open-Access-Büro Berlin.

Up-to-date information can be found on the Open Access Blog Berlin.