we are currently developing an open science seminar. The aim is to teach the idea and methods of open science to an interdisciplinary audience of students. In the discussion among our (also interdisciplinary) team, we felt that the practice of open science differs significantly between disciplines (cs, biotechnology, sociology, psychology, etc.).
We have asked ourselves: Is it even possible or advisable to teach open science interdisciplinarily (is that a word?). Then again, if the understanding of what is open science differs so vastly, maybe it would be a good thing to have students learn the basics together, so that the next generation can build upon a common understanding.
What are your interdisciplinary experiences and thoughts? Are the differences a problem, a challenge or a chance? Or maybe they are virtual, i.e. we see differences where there are none or where they are negligible?
We have decided to pursue our interdisciplinary approach and I am excited to see where it leads us…