May 18, 2022

Open Science Conference 2021 Panel Discussion: “Open Science in a Time of Global Crises” (Video Recording)

The “Open Science in a Time of Global Crises” panel discussion was recorded during the Open Science Conference 2021 on February 19, 2021. The video recording was shared on YouTube today.

Long running Open Science projects and areas of research are being experimentally put into practice spurred on by the current COVID-19 pandemic: preprints, open peer review, alignment to SDGs, thinking about Global South structural inequalities, and countering the anti-science infodemic. This is resulting in projects being attempted or run at scale for the first time, for institutional and industry realignment – often confronting deep rooted and systemic problems – we take a look at practitioners driving this change forward.


  • Professor Klaus Tochtermann, ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany


  • Dr. Paola Masuzzo, IGDORE, Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education, Laboratoire Jean Perrin (LJP)
  • Ana Persic, Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), UNESCO (France)
  • Dr. Jessica Polka, Executive Director, ASAPbio
  • Dr. Tobias Opialla, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.