Nataliia Sokolovska

Nataliia Sokolovska is a researcher and project manager in the program “Knowledge and Society”. Her research focuses primarily on scientific impact and knowledge transfer between academia and stakeholders from politics, media, economy and civil society. She is one of the editors of the blog journal “Elephant in the Lab” that deals with current problems of the scientific system. Furthermore, she coordinates the project Digital REseArch Mining (DREAM), which is carried out by the HIIG together with the FZI Research Center for Computer Science. In this project, a platform and application will be developed developed that supports the research of freely available scientific content and suggests suitable new content.

Prior to her position at HIIG, Nataliia gained extensive experience in online journalism and worked as an editor and project manager in the Ukrainian and Russian departments of Deutsche Welle (2012-2017). She studied “International Relations” at the Institute for International Relations of the National University of Kiev (Master and Bachelor) and completed a postgraduate Master’s degree in European Studies at the Free University of Berlin and the Technical University of Berlin.



Researcher and project manager.

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Sokolovska, N. (2018). DREAM – Digital REseArch Mining: pocket library for open content. Open Access in Berlin/Brandenburg 2018. Publication details

Working paper

Jager, W., Abramczuk, K., Komendant-Brodowska, A., Baczko-Dombi, A., Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N. and Tom Spits (2018). Looking into the educational mirror: why computation is hardly being taught in the social sciences, and what to do about it (EA). Social Simulation 2018 Conference. Publication details

Other publications

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., & Hebing, M. (2019). Teaching Impact is Key to Make Science Socially Relevant. Generation R. Publication details

Fecher, B., & Sokolovska, N. (2018). Medien, Politik, Wirtschaft – wer profitiert von eurer Forschung? Publication details

Fecher, B. & Sokolovska, N. (2017). Digitale Forschungspolitik. HIIG Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

The pocket library for open content : improving the discoverability of OA research
Scholarly Communication Conference. University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom: 03.05.2019 Further information

Nataliia Sokolovska

Praxis der wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung: Qualität und Effizienz
Praxis der wissenschaftlichen Politikberatung: Qualität und Effizienz. Naturkundemuseum Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 01.11.2018

Nataliia Sokolovska

Wahlkompass Digitales
Wahlsalon Berlin. Open Knowledge Foundation. Open Knowledge Foundation, Berlin, Germany: 01.09.2018

Nataliia Sokolovska

Wahlkompass Digitales
Checkpoint bpb - Die Montagsgespräche. Bpb Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 11.09.2017

Nataliia Sokolovska

Wahlkompass Digitales
Wahlsalon in Köln. Open Knowledge Foundation, Köln, Germany: 07.07.2017

Nataliia Sokolovska

Organisation of events

Impact School 2019
30.09.2019. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Impact Distillery (mStats DS GmbH), Leibniz Research Alliance Open (International) Further information

Nataliia Sokolovska, Marcel Hebing, Benedikt Fecher

Das Ende der Transparenz?
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2018. 09.06.2018. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften Berlin + Potsdam (National) Further information

Alexandra Giannopoulou, Tuukka Lehtiniemi, Nataliia Sokolovska, Lisa Gutermuth, Christian Djeffal, Shirley Ogolla, Sönke Bartling, Matti Grosse, Wolfgang Schulz, Kirsten Gollatz, Christian Katzenbach, Benedikt Fecher