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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, policymaking and society and is interested in ways to provide better decision-making based on evidence from research. She deals with questions concerning quality in scientific advice to politics, explores ways of how to increase societal relevance of research and foster openness and integrity in this process. She is part of the IMPaQT-team that focuses on quality in science communication between academic and non-academic audiences. 

Apart from that she is one of the editors of the blog journal “Elephant in the lab” about current problems of the scientific system. In 2021 she was an advisor in the CRISP – the Crisis Science Project of the German Ministry of Education and Research, dedicated to developing a prototype solution for providing evidence in public decision-making during acute crises as COVID-19. Before, Nataliia was leading the project DREAM carried out by the HIIG together with the FZI Research Center for Computer Science, where a platform and mobile application was being developed to support the search for freely available scientific content. Furthermore, she was leading the technical production in the massive open course ACTiSS – an educational project aimed at fostering the development of computational thinking among social scientists 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 Kyiv (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.

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Position

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

Fecher, B., Khan, R., Sokolovska, N., Völker, T., & Nebe, P. (2021). Making a Research Infrastructure: Conditions and Strategies to Transform a Service into an Infrastructure. Science And Public Policy, 48(4), 499–507. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scab026 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

Berr, K., Broer, I., Feldner, D., Harmsen, T., Schöppl, N., Sokolovska, N., van Scherpenberg, C., Staemmler, J., Wagner, N., Walter, C. & Zoth, L. (2022). Der Crisis Science Hub: Krisenresilienz stärken durch systematische Zusammenarbeit von Wissenschaft und öffentlicher Verwaltung. Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit)(03/2022). Publication details

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

Lyniuk O., Nord G. & Sokolovska, N. (2022). Running from missiles: How Ukrainian researchers experience the war. An Interview by Nataliia Sokolovska. Elephant In The Lab. Publication details

Deacon, B., Laufer, M. & Sokolovska, N. (2022). Sharing knowledge: Impact of Covid-19 on digital teaching. Digital society blog. Publication details

Sokolovska, N. (2022). ploc – an app to discover and improve research. Elephant In The Lab. Publication details

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., & Fenton, A. (2021). Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? Wissenschaftskommunikation.de. 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., Kuper, F., & Fenton, A. (2021). Impact of social sciences – (How) Can it be measured? Elephant in the Lab. 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? wissenschaftskommunikation.de. 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

Societal impact of SSH research: The main challenges and ways to address them
Societal impact of SSH research: The main challenges and ways to address them (Session: Societal impact of SSH research: The main challenges and ways to address them). Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands: 05.04.2022 Further information

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Setting the scene: Scientific Policy Advice. International Mapping
Netzwerktreffen des BMBF zur Zukunft des Dialogs zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik – Das Crisis Science Project (CRISP) und KrisenKomplex stellen sich vor (Session: Setting the scene: Scientific Policy Advice. International Mapping). Institut für Innovation und Technik (iit). Online, Berlin, Germany: 24.01.2022 Further information

Irene Broer (HBI), Nataliia Sokolovska

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

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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, Sönke Bartling, Matti Grosse, Wolfgang Schulz, Kirsten Gollatz, Christian Katzenbach, Benedikt Fecher

Media appearances

Article (30.07.2021). wissenschaftskommunikation.de
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Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? (02.06.2021). wissenschaftskommunikation.de
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