Hot Topic Lecture about open science by Pandelis Perakakis


On May 19th dr. Pandelis Perakakis will teach a doctoral school hot topic lecture about open science.


"Why True Science is Only Open Science"

In his talk, dr. Perakakis will attempt to go back to the origins of science to remember how scientific thought emerged and which was its initial purpose. He will contrast this idealistic view of science with today's reality and argue that if we are still interested in honest scientific inquiry there is no better option than to open science and to take full advantage of modern communication technologies. He will discuss the main challenges and obstacles the open science movement is facing and present existing alternative models for sharing and reusing scientific data and discoveries. He hopes to transmit his optimism for the future of science once the research community regains control of its own product by exploiting the already available open science infrastructure.

Dr. Pandelis Perakakis has a PhD in clinical psychophysiology and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Mind, Brain and Behaviour Research Centre at the University of Granada in Spain. He is an active advocate of open science since 2005 and has been particularly involved in the investigation of alternative research evaluation models. His article “Natural Selection of Academic Papers”, published in 2010, was probably the first to propose the idea of unmediated open peer review that is currently being implemented by innovative publishers such as ScienceOpen and F1000. In 2012, he founded Open Scholar (, an international, non-profit organisation of volunteer research scholars whose mission is to develop tools enabling journal-independent peer review and to promote new ethics in scientific collaboration. He is the coordinator of the "Open Peer Review Module for Open Access Repositories" project (, funded by OpenAIRE, and a member of the COAR (Confederation of Open Access Repositories) working group on Next Generation Repositories (

Date: 19 May 2017

Time: 10u30

Place: Auditorium 4, Dunantlaan 2, Faculteit Psychologie en Pedagogische Wetenschappen.

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