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Open Access Structure Matters: Real-World Laboratories as a New Type of Large-Scale Research Infrastructure: A Framework Inspired by Giddens' Structuration Theory

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In order to grasp the transformative potential of real-world laboratories, it is essential to understand them as a large-scale research infrastructure. Unlike single transdisciplinary projects and processes, real-world labs are not only about temporary interventions or knowledge integration. They are also about establishing long-lasting spaces for transformation and reflexive learning.

Keywords: real-world labs; structuration theory; transdisciplinarity; transition management

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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