Global Dynamics in
Responsible Research

A Two-day Virtual Symposium on December 1–2 hosted by The Einstein Foundation

About The Event Register

About The Symposium

This symposium is hosted by The Einstein Foundation and organised by eLife Community Ambassadors. It will explore topics related to the decolonisation of knowledge, representation of research from local communities in non-WEIRD countries, multilingualism in Open Science and how Open Science, if done wrong, will compound inequities.


Online Symposium followed by Einstein Foundation Award in Berlin. Information about how to access the event will be sent to the participants.


Thursday to Friday
1-2 December 2022.

The Organising Team

This symposium is dedicated but not limited to Early Career Researchers who will define the future research culture and incentives that drive researchers’ behaviours and is therefore organized by Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The international team is selected through eLife. An open call among the 128 eLife ambassadors and champions of which six candidates have been chosen to best represent the different continents. The team is also supported by researchers from Oxford in Berlin, Berlin University Alliance, eLife and BIH QUEST Center. More information can be found in the section below.

Speaker 1

Verena Haage

Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Translational and Computational Neuroimmunology at Columbia University

Speaker 2

Batool Almarzouq

Computational biologist affiliated with the University of Liverpool in the UK and KAIMRC in Saudi Arabia

Speaker 3

Samuel Eziuzor

Postdoc at the Applied Microbial Systems Ecology Lab of the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia

Speaker 4

Renato Augusto Corrêa dos Santos

Post-doctoral researcher in the field of bioinformatics at University of Campinas

Speaker 6

Nalaka Wijekoon

Neuroscientist affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Maastricht University

Speaker 5

Lamis Yahia Mohamed Elkheir

Pharmaceutical chemistry lecturer at the faculty of Pharmacy in the University of Khartoum

Event Schedule

In a two-day virtual symposium on December 1–2, we will explore “Global Dynamics in Responsible Research”.

All times in Central European Time (CET, UTC+1)

Opening Ceremony

Welcome & Intro.

Brenden Legros

Keynote Leslie Chan

Knowledge Equity and Socially Responsible Research.

Hubert Hirthe

Short Talk Paz Míguez & Laurel Ascenzi

Co-creating and Teaching Open Science from the Global South

Hubert Hirthe

Short Talk Tatsuya Amano

Is non-English-language literature important in science?

Hubert Hirthe

Short Talk Emmy Tsang

Open infrastructure for whom?

Cole Emmerich

Parallel workshop 1: Melissa Black, Anne Lee Steele

Exploring the internationalisation and localisation for Open Science through the Turing Way, Hands-on Workshop.

Cole Emmerich

Parallel workshop 2: Kate Hertweck

Open science beyond research scientists, Hands-on Workshop

Willow Trantow

Closing Keynote Joy Owango

Democratizing research through open access.

Willow Trantow

Final Words

Closing of the 1st Day of the symposium and moving to the award ceremony

Opening Ceremony.

Welcome and Intro.

Hubert Hirthe

Keynote Noorsaadah Abd Rahman

MOSP - Malaysia’s initiative towards Open Science.

Cole Emmerich

Einstein Foundation Award Finalists

Nicholas DeVito, Jessica Flake, Elisa Bandini & Tom Hardwicke.

Jack Christiansen

Short Talk Tony Ross-Hellauer

Open Science, done wrong, will compound inequities.

Jack Christiansen

Short Talk Damian Pattinson

eLife’s new publishing model.

Alejandrin Littel

Panel Discussion Michel Naslavsky, Hannah Hope, Parakalan Krishnamachari, Bianca Kramer

Landscape of Open Science Funding across the Global South and Global North.

Chelle Gentemann

Closing Keynote Chelle Gentemann

NASA's Transform to Open Science (TOPS) initiative.

Social hour

Materials and Recordings

We are happy to announce that the recordings and materials are available online. With registrations from early career researchers spanning more than 40 countries, including Algeria, Argentina, Jordan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates, the event highlighted the significance attached to these issues.

Keynote Speakers

Leslie Chan

Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development Studies and the director of the Knowledge Equity Lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough.

Hotel 1

Chelle Gentemann

Program Scientist in National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Transform to Open Science (TOPS) Initiative.

Hotel 1

Noorsaadah Abd Rahman

Professor in the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Malaya and Chair for Malaysia Open Science Alliance.

Hotel 1

Joy Owango

Director and Co-founder (Science and Scientific Communication) and board member of AfricArxiv - The free preprint service for African scientists.

Code of Conduct

We value the participation of every member of our community and want to ensure that every contributor has a pleasant experience. Everyone who participates in the 2-day symposium on Global Dynamics in Responsible Research is expected to abide by this code of conduct and show respect and courtesy to other community members.


The eLife Ambassadors were supported by the following team.

Verena Heise

Freelancer, Neuroscientist, Epidemiologist and Molecular Biologist

Ulrike Pannasch

Einstein Foundation Award Coordinator for Promoting Quality in Research at the Einstein Foundation Berlin

Ulrich Dirnagl

Secretary Einstein Foundation Award, Director BIH Quest Center, Director Experimental Neurology Charité-Universitätsmedizin

Ailis O'Carroll

Community Manager at eLife Sciences Publications

Emilia Böhm

Administrator and Liaison Manager, Oxford in Berlin

Sybille Hinze

Head of Center for Open and Responsible Research, Objective 3: Advancing Research Quality and Value, Berlin University Alliance

Nele Albrecht

Scientific Coordinator for Research Quality in Objective 3: Advancing Research Quality and Value, Berlin University Alliance

Claudia Kirchert

Communication Manager, BIH QUEST Center


The input from this Symposium will be used in a manifesto that is directed towards making science more inclusive from a global perspective and focus on the decolonization of knowledge, representation of research from local communities in non-WEIRD countries, multilingualism in Open Science, and how Open Science, if done wrong, will compound inequities. If you would like to add your input to the manifesto, don't hesitate to get in touch with us or add your name to the etherpad.


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