Digital Science 2.0

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New technologies and Web 2.0 have, to a certain extent, shifted the way we communicate, collaborate, work and learn.

The field of science and research has been also affected with these technologies with features that enable to address new needs, and which allow very different ways of (imagining) operations, new relationships and new services (Christensen, 1997).

According to the Wikipedia, "the term Science 2.0 suggests a contrast between traditional ways of doing science, often denoted Science 1.0, with more collaborative approaches, and suggests that the new forms of science will work with Web 2.0 technologies". The Digital Agenda for Europe, on the other hand, uses the term Digital Science suggesting that it is “transforming science through ICT tools, networks and media, to make research more open, global, collaborative, creative and closer to society."

A new institutional research project of the JRC-IPTS starting in 2014 will look into these new challenges: "Digital Science 2.0"

The goal of this exploratory project is to gather evidence from the field of new, emerging practices of research through the new technologies and web 2.0 tools, and to understand their effect on already existing societal boundaries.


Project Leader
Yves Punie

Project team
Riina Vuorikari