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69th Helmholtz Open Science Online Seminar

Open Hardware: Bringing scientific instruments back into the open science conversation


Date & Time

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CEST)


  • The event will be conducted virtually via Zoom.


Documentation & Program


The 69th Helmholtz Open Science Online Seminar will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CEST).

Our speaker Julieta Arancio will talk on how changes in science policy in the last decade turned advocacy for open science into institutional strategies, new role descriptions and more infrastructure for enabling broader access to scientific knowledge. Most of these open science strategies at research institutions focus on open access to publications, open research data and, exceptionally, research software. This seminar will focus on open hardware, an emerging area of open science which was included in the global 2021 UNESCO Recommendation. After introducing the concept, main initiatives and latest news in the field, we will discuss the potential and limitations of open hardware to make open science more reproducible, efficient and equitable.

After the presentation there will be room for questions and discussion.

Our Speaker

Julieta Arancio is a social scientist and community organizer in the field of open science, particularly in open hardware. She currently works at the Open Research Founders Group (US) facilitating discussions and research towards funders’ policy change. Her postdoctoral work, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explored how open hardware enables research questions and agendas that are not favored by current funding schemes. Julieta is a board member of the Open Science Hardware Foundation, and has co-founded the open science hardware network in Latin America. She has recently taught seminars on open hardware for graduate students at the Technical University Berlin.


The event will be conducted via Zoom and will be recorded (except the discussion slot). The event’s language is English.

The public event is open to all interested parties from Helmholtz and beyond. To participate in the free event, please register in advance via the following link:



Slides and recording will be published after the event.

We look forward to your participation!