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 Research / Eduard Aibar

Expert in Science & Technology Studies

Current lines of research

Peer production and science

Interaction between science and peer production (on-line commons-based peer production). Perception, attitudes and practices of university faculty regarding Wikipedia. Wikipedia as a channel for the public communication of science

Hacktivism and open hardware

Analysis of resistance and activism initiatives in the context of the Internet (as Anonymous) and study of open hardware projects (such as hackerspaces).

Projects

Membre od the research team for the project PERFORM. Participatory Engagement with Scientific and Technological Research through Performance. IP: Isabel Ruiz Mallen. Horizon 2020. Research and Innovation Programme. N. 665826. From 2015 to 2018.


Principal investigator (PI) for the research project Anlisis del contenido cientfico de la Wikipedia espanyola . Convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura cientfica y de la innovacin, Fundacin Espaola para la Ciencia y la Tecnologa (FECYT). Ref.: FCT-14-8269. Duracin: del 1-9-2014 al 31-12-2015.
 
Principal Investigator for the research project The use of Internet open content for university education: an empirical study on the perceptions, attitudes and practices of university faculty on Wikipedia . Convocatria Recercaixa: ACUP/Fundaci La Caixa; de 1-1-2012 a 31-12-2013.
 
Membre of the research team for the European project iCity: Linked Open Apps Ecosystem to open up innovation in smart cities. Programme: Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) -The Information Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP). Ref. 297363. IP: Ramon Ribera (UOC). De 1-1-2012 a 31-12-2015.
 
Membre of the research team for the project Information, culture and knowledge: New citizens’ practices, new public policies. A case comparison of Spain and United States (Sinde Law versus SOPA Law). IP: Mayo Fuster (Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona). Ministerio de Economa y Competitividad. PLAN NACIONAL de I D i 2008-2011. Subprograma de Proyectos de Investigacin Fundamental. Ref: CSO2012-37851.Durada: 2 anys. De 1 de Febrer de 2013 al 31 de Gener 2015.
 
Membre of the research team for the project Scientific authority in the public sphere in twentieth-century Spain. IP: Agust Nieto-Galn (Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona). Ministerio de Economa y Competitividad. PLAN NACIONAL de I D i 2008-2011. Ref.: HAR2012-36204-C02-02. Vigncia: 2013 – 2015.
 
Director of the research project Estudi d’indicadors per a mesurar el retorn social de la recerca a Catalunya. Funded by the Catalan government’s Inter-ministerial Board for Research and Technological Innovation (CIRIT). From September to December 2007. 12,000 euros.

Director of the research project: Anlisi comparatiu internacionals de portals governamentals a Internet. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya i Abilbo. From octuber to december 2004.

Lead researcher of the project: E-governance i atenci ciutadana: la Generalitat de Catalunya en el context internacional. Part of the research project Internet-Catalunya. Generalitat de Catalunya: from 2004 to 2006.

Lead researcher of the project: Interacci entre el canvi tecnolgic i el canvi organitzatiu en l’e-govern: un estudi de cas sobre l’Administraci Oberta de Catalunya. Part of the research project Internet-Catalunya, directed by Manuel Castells & Imma Tubella. Generalitat de Catalunya: from 2001 to 2003.

Member of the Thematic Network on Coneixement, Llenguatge i Discurs Especialitzat. DURSI: 2000-2001.

Research project: Sociabilitat en les comunitats virtuals. UOC.1998-2000.

Research project: Anlisis interdisciplinar de la ciencia. Lead researcher: Dra. Anna Estany. DGICYT. 2000-2002. Ref. PB98-0495-C08-06.

Research project: Cultura tecnolgica. COTEC (Convergncia Tecnolgica). Lead researcher: Miguel A. Quintanilla. From 1996 to 1998.
Research project: Estudi comparatiu de l’assignatura Cincia, Tecnologia i Societat en les distintes comunitats autnomes. I.C.E. Universitat de Barcelona, 1996.

Research project: Fonts d’informaci curricular per a l’rea de Tecnologia. I.C.E. Universitat de Barcelona, 1996.

Research project: Dels Estudis Socials de la Cincia i la Tecnologia a l’anlisi qualitatiu i quantitatiu dels sistemes nacionals de cincia i tecnologia. Universidad de Salamanca, from 1996.

Research project: Noves Perspectives en la Sociologia de la Tecnologia: Implicacions per a l’Avaluaci de Tecnologies. Department of Science and Technology Studies de la Maastricht Universiteit, Pasos Baixos, 1995.

Research project: Teaching Social Assessment of Science and Technology. European Community / TEMPUS Program (JEP-02040). Universidad Tcnica de Budapest, Universidad de Valencia, Universidad Tcnica de Viena, Universidad del Pas Vasco, Universidad Louis Pasteur de Estrasburgo & Universidad de Twente. From 1992 to 1994. Lead researcher: Imre Hronszky (coordinator) / Jos Sanmartn (contractor).
Research project: Dels Estudis Interdisciplinars de Filosofia, Histria i Sociologia de la Cincia i la Tecnologia a l’Avaluaci de la Innovaci Tecnolgica i la Poltica Cientfica. Universitat de Barcelona, 1994.

Research project: Avaluaci Social i Gesti de la Innovaci Tecnolgica. Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, 1992-1993.

Research project: Programes de Cincia, Tecnologia i Societat i Estudis de Cincia i Tecnologia a nivell universitari en Estats Units i Europa. Institut de Cincies de l'Educaci de la Universitat de Barcelona. 1992.

Research project: Integracin de nuevas tecnologas en proyectos curriculares de diversas reas. Gobierno Foral de Navarra, Dpto. de Educacin, Cultura y Deporte, Orden Foral 948/90 del 27 de desembre, 1990. Lead researcher: Nicanor Ursa Lezn. From 1990 to 1993.


Research groups
 
From 2014 director of the research group Open Science and Innovation (OSI) . IN3/UOC.
 
Since 2006: researcher with the IN3’s GADE (e-Governance: Electronic Administration and Democracy) research group, which the Catalan government’s University and Research Grant Management Agency (AGAUR) recognised as an emerging research group in 2009.

From 2002 to 2006: researcher in the IN3’s Project Internet Catalonia (PIC) research programme. Director of the programme’s eGovernment a l’Administraci Autonmica catalana project.

From 2000 to 2002: coordinator of the UOC’s Telefnica Chair in Research on Virtual Communities.

From 1999 to 2001: member of the GEIC research group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

From 1998 to 2002: member of GIRCOM, the IN3’s interdisciplinary research group on virtual communities.
From September 1996 to June 1998: postdoctoral researcher contracted to the Scientific Policy Assessment Group of the University of Salamanca’s Department of Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Science.

1995: postdoctoral researcher with the Technology & Society research group of Maastricht University’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.

1994: postdoctoral researcher in the UB’s Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science.

1992 and 1993: postdoctoral researcher with MERIT’s Technology Assessment group at Limburg University (the Netherlands).