Open Practices of Early Career Researchers: A Qualitative Study on Research and Teaching Behavior Chapter uri icon


  • Many researchers have a positive attitude towards open science and are motivated to apply them. However, applying them requires a change in one’s daily practices. Different factors might challenge a behavioral change. The introduced study wants to get deeper insights into the reasons and influences that lead early career researchers to apply open practices in their daily research and teaching work. The participatory design let ten participants choose open practices they wanted to learn and adapt in either research or teaching scenarios. The study accompanied them and collected their positive and challenging experiences via diverse methods like interviews, diary entries and workshops. This paper introduces the study design and preliminary results.

publication date

  • 2021

start page

  • 115

end page

  • 124