Zoom in to a digital brainstorming session for research
To allow us to tap into the knowledge and ideas of all researchers at UiT, this workshop will be held in English.
In just a few weeks this spring, UiT became a fully digital university. This had major consequences for our research. Travel bans, restrictions in cruises and field work, as well as a greater teaching load on the scientific staff, made research more challenging. At the same time, creative solutions such as virtual conferences and digital disputations emerged.
We will not return to our usual everyday life this autumn, and it is likely that the experiences gained during this period may lead to long-term changes in the way we work. Can we use the lessons learnt since March to become even better at using digital tools to improve our research? What can UiT as an organization do to make this happen?
We invite all employees to a digital brainstorming session where we collect good suggestions for how UiT can deliver even better research using digital tools.
We believe the best ideas can be found amongst our active researchers, and hope that as many as possible want to contribute.
13:15 Short summary of status and goals at UiT (Kenneth Ruud)
13:20 Can digitalisation change the way we conduct research? Some thoughts on Open Science, new publishing solutions and the use of technology in research (Johanne Raade)
13:30 Group work 1: How can digitalisation and Open Science make research better? What concrete measures can be implemented in the short and long term? What are the biggest opportunities and challenges associated with digitalisation of research?
14:15 Summary and discussion of specific measures part 1
14:30 Group work 2: Research data: an underexploited resource? How can digitalisation make more people able to do more with their data? What are inhibitors and promoters in the process from data to insight? What concrete measures can be implemented in the short and long term? Give examples of areas where researchers may need direct support or training to get more out of their own or other available data. Introduction by Jørgen Berge
14:30 Group work 3: Digitalisation in the humanities and social sciences: Does it have any value? What opportunities exist to make research and research communication better or easier using technology?
15:15 Summary and discussion of specific measures group work 2 and 3
The workshop takes place on Zoom and we use breakout rooms for the group work. Please sign up below before September 21, to allow us for hte best possible planning of the parallel sessions