Visual discovery with Open Knowledge Maps

Organisers: Open Knowledge Maps
Duration: 1 hour
This tutorial introduces participants to an innovative discovery tool that is built on top of the open science infrastructure. It showcases the value of open for all stakeholders beyond open access to research outputs. Participants will go on a scientific scavenger hunt in an unknown research field that is intended to improve their own discovery process, including ample time for feedback and discussion.

Training abstract

Whether you are a student, a researcher a journalist, or a practitioner, you know this situation: you need to get an overview of an unknown field of research - and you need it fast. In this session, you will learn how to approach this task using Open Knowledge Maps, a visual discovery tool. Together with other participants, you will go on a scientific scavenger hunt in an unknown research field. You will learn strategies to answer general questions like “What are the hottest research topics within this field?” as well as specific ones, such as “How effective are routine tests for Dengue fever?”

Target Audience

All stakeholders that benefit from better discoverability of research: researchers, students, librarians, practitioners, journalists, citizens, funders, policy makers


14:10 - 14:45  Scientific scavenger hunt: exploring an unknown research fields in groups
14:45 - 15:00  Announcement of winners and discussion


Peter Kraker & Rainer Bachleitner (Open Knowledge Maps/Know-Center)



See full programme here.


literature search, knowledge maps, visualizations, discovery

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