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Nataliia Sokolovska

Nataliia Sokolovska is a researcher and project manager in the program “Knowledge and Society”. She works on the interface between academia, policy-making and society and is interested in ways to increase societal relevance of research and foster openess and integrity of science. In her own research, deals with evidence-based policy-making as well as quality in scientific advice to politics and is part of the project IMPaQT about making science communication between academic and non-academic audiences measurable through quality criteria and indicators. She is also one of the editors of the blog journal “Elephant in the Lab” about current problems of the scientific system.

Apart from that, she coordinates the project Digital Research Mining (DREAM) carried out by the HIIG together with the FZI Research Center for Computer Science, where a platform and mobile application is being developed that supports the search for freely available scientific content. Furthermore, Nataliia leads the technical production of the Massive open online course ACTiSS – an educational project aimed at fostering the development of computational thinking among social science students and young professionals and is carried out by the University of Warsaw and University of Groningen.

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: Knowledge & Society

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Fecher,B., Kuper, F., Sokolovska, N., Fenton, A., Hornbostel, S., Wagner, G.G. (2021). Understanding the Societal Impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Remarks on Roles, Challenges, and Expectations. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 6. DOI: 10.3389/frma.2021.696804 Publication details

Sokolovska N., Fecher B., Wagner G. (2019). Communication on the Science-Policy Interface: An Overview of Conceptual Models. Publications(Third Mission and Societal Impact). DOI: 10.3390/publications7040064 Publication details

Sokolovska N., Burmeister R. (2019). Pocket Library for Open Content: Untapping the Potential of Green Open Access for Research. Open Science Fair. Publication details

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

Book contributions and chapters

Fecher, B., Deacon, B., Ingen-Housz, T., Sokolovska, N. (Eds.) (2020). An Unlikely Experiment., Twentyfourty - Utopias for the Digital Society (pp. 9-15) Berlin: Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3678207 Publication details

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Friesike, S., Wagner, G. (2019). Governance von Forschungsinfrastruktur am Beispiel von Open Access. In W. Bredemeier (Ed.), Informationswissenschaft. Hat die Informationswissenschaft eine Zukunft? (pp. 430-443). Berlin: Simon Verlag für Bibliothekswissen. Publication details

Working paper

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Völker, T., Nebe, P., Kahn, R. (2020). Making a Research Infrastructure: Conditions and Strategies to Transform a Service into an Infrastructure. SSOAR. Publication details

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., Kuper, F., Fenton, A. (2021). Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? Publication details

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., Fenton, A. (2021). Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? Publication details

Timm, M., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., Mosene, K. (2021). Fehlende Digitalpolitik bei den Triellen der Kanzlerkandidat:innen – Eine Emanzipation der Wähler:innenschaft. Digital society blog. Publication details

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

Fowler, N., Meijer, G. (2018). What’s the big DEAL and why is it so difficult to reach? Elephant in the lab. 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

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

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

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

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Organisation of events

Open Research Library Launch Event
10.03.2020. Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

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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 (on parental leave), Sönke Bartling, Matti Grosse, Wolfgang Schulz, Kirsten Gollatz, Christian Katzenbach, Benedikt Fecher

Media appearances

Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? (02.06.2021).
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