Open Science in Peril

What is that new Open Science game?




Open Access, Open Science, Gamification, Quiz


Join us for the launch of a new open science quiz game - Open Science in Peril, where teams will compete against each other to find the questions to the answers we all have... Or do we? In this session, you can test your open science knowledge in a fun, engaging and social way. Or perhaps, you will learn a few new questions you didn’t know you had the answer to? Bring your smartypants and thinking cap, you’ll be assigned a team when you join the session, where four teams will play against each other to win enough money to cover the APC of your article. Will you be able to publish, or will you end up having to withdraw your article due to lack of funds?


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Author Biographies

Katrine Sundsbø, Directory of Open Access Journals

Katrine is the Community Manager at Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and has previously worked as the Scholarly Communications and Research Support Manager at the University of Essex. She has over six years of experience working with open access, bibliometrics, copyright and scholarly communications. Katrine is the creator of the Open Access Escape Room, the Open Access Mystery (which had its launch in the 2020 online Munin Conference) and is a co-creator of the Copyright Dough, OER Escape Room and the Open Science in Peril game. In other words, Katrine likes to make complex topics fun with gamification!

Aisling Coyne, Technological University Dublin

Aisling is the Open Scholarship Librarian for Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) where she manages the institutional repository, Arrow; engages in outreach and promotion of Open Research; delivers training to academics, staff, students, and researchers on a variety of Open topics; is a member of the European University of Technology (EUt+) project. Aisling is a member of two LAI special interest groups (Library Publishing and Open Scholarship); the IOAP; is a founding member of OSCAIL, among other groups. Aisling has a special interest in OER and Gamification, including delivering the Open Access Escape Room, Lego Serious Play and the new OER Escape Room.

Sarah Coombs, Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Sarah Coombs is Research Support Advisor for Saxion University of Applied Sciences and Open Science Advisor for the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (NAUAS). She is also finishing up her PhD with the Centre for Science and Technology at the Leiden University looking at how the impact of UAS research can be evaluated. She enjoys being creative in all kinds of ways including thinking of new ways to present Open Science and research support. While currently excelling at “all work and no play”, Sarah relaxes by baking for her family and begrudgingly running through the nearby forests.  


Sundsbø, K., S. Coombs & A. Coyne. (2024). Open Science in Peril.



How to Cite

Sundsbø, K., Coyne, A. ., & Coombs, S. (2023). Open Science in Peril: What is that new Open Science game?. Septentrio Conference Series, (1).