OIS Research Conference 2024

May 21-23, 2024 | London, UK
The Shard, hybrid

The next OIS Research Conference will take place May 21-23, 2024 at The Shard, London, in cooperation with Warwick Business School. We will – once again – collaboratively advance our understanding of processes, effects and boundary conditions of openness and collaboration in science, following the conference's special topic: Zeroing in on the scientist: Navigating Dynamic Challenges in the Modern Research Landscape.

In an era marked by an unprecedentedly increased body of knowledge, rapid technological advancements and evolving societal needs, the role of the individual scientist is not just expanding but also transforming. Today’s scientists are faced with an increasingly complex set of responsibilities that go beyond their core research activities, but that also significantly impact how they conduct their research itself. Both aspects entail changes in what determines the trajectory of scientists’ careers.

The special theme of the 2024 OIS Research Conference zeroes in on these complexities and particularly highlights how open and collaborative research practices are both a driving force and a potential solution for managing them. We will discuss the nuanced interplay between required capabilities, individual actions and demands from the team, organizational, and societal levels for aligning scientific pursuits with broader societal needs, whilst embracing the expanding role of artificial intelligence in science. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the broader discourse around the potential and challenges of open and collaborative research practices by centering the discussion on the heart of scientific progress — the individual scientist.

Strong line-up of invited speakers

We are excited to announce an exceptionally strong line-up of invited speakers who will be sharing their cutting edge thoughts related to this year’s special conference theme. 

As a keynote speaker, Brian Uzzi (Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management) will be critically reflecting about human-machine partnerships and their influence on researcher’s integrity as well as how scientists can show the merits of their innovative ideas to others.

The OIS Panel Debate (co-sponsored with AOM TIM Division) will feature a distinguished panel of speakers including Elaine Chew (King’s College London), Michael Doser (CERN), Chiara Franzoni (Politecnico di Milano), Muki Haklay (UCL), and Markus Perkmann (Imperial College London). The panelists from disciplines as diverse as medicine, physics, management, citizen science, and innovation will engage in a lively debate about pressing questions related to the individual and organizational requirements for scientists to successfully navigate the dynamic research landscape (e.g., what challenges and opportunities is AI offering? How are career paths shaped by opportunities and challenges arising from open and collaborative practices?).

New feature: Junior Paper Development Workshop

As a new feature in 2024, the conference introduces a Junior Paper Development Workshop, inviting junior scholars (PhD students and post-docs) whose submission was accepted for presentation to receive personalized in-depth feedback from senior scholars on May 23 in the afternoon. 

The Shard, London


The registration for in-person participation is closed. If you are interested in participating online, please use the button below to register for online participation.

All plenary sessions, including the welcome note and the keynote, the TIM co-sponsored panel debate and paper sessions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 will be live-streamed (please scroll down for more information on the conference program or download the program >> HERE).

The respective online participation link will be provided to registered online participants prior to the start of the conference.


For further details on the program, please click >> HERE


The conference will be an in-person meeting at The Shard in London, UK, with online streaming for all plenary and selected paper sessions. Online presentations can be facilitated if necessary. The conference starts on May 21 (9 am) and ends on May 23 (12 pm). We expect participants to attend the entire program. A preliminary conference program will be made available in the upcoming weeks. To support the financial requirements of hosting the conference in London, we kindly request participants to choose from two contribution options, with amounts ranging from 100 to 250 Euros. Additionally, we understand the financial constraints faced by PhD students and offer them the option to opt out of contributing if they do not have sufficient funding.

In addition to the paper presentation sessions, the conference program includes keynotes, panel debates, OIS experimentation sessions and, as a new feature, a Junior Paper Development Workshop. As every year, the plenary sessions will link to the special conference theme (Zeroing in on the scientist: Navigating dynamic challenges in the modern research landscape). 

Hotel recommendations

We recommend to finalize your travel arrangements as soon as possible as May is a popular season for London. To facilitate your planning, please find below some hotel recommendations. Please note, that there are no rooms reserved for conference participants, so you are free to choose your preferred option. The indicated prices are per night and may deviate.

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Organizing Team

Susanne Beck

Susanne Beck

Assistant Professor,Warwick Business School

Christoph Grimpe

Christoph Grimpe


Marion Poetz

Marion Poetz


Henry Sauermann

Henry Sauermann

Professor, European School of Management and Technology Berlin


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