On the Tacit Governance of Research by Uncertainty

Author(s)
Lisa Sigl
Abstract

The experience of uncertainties in exploring the unknown—and dealing
with them—is a key characteristic of what it means to be a life science
researcher, but we have only started to understand how this characteristic
shapes cultures of knowledge production, particularly in times when
other—more social—uncertainties enter the field. Although the lab
studies tradition has explored the workings of epistemic uncertainties, the
range of potent uncertainty experiences in research cultures has been
broadened within the neoliberal reorganization of academic institutions.

Organisation(s)
Department of Science and Technology Studies, Research Platform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice
Journal
Science, Technology & Human Values
Volume
41
Pages
347-374
No. of pages
27
ISSN
0162-2439
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243915599069
Publication date
2016
Publication status
Published
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
509017 Social studies of science
Keywords
precarity, uncertainty, life sciences, research culture, science and technology studies, research governance
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/on-the-tacit-governance-of-research-by-uncertainty(25cd6578-df46-4c1f-b90e-df7513b2bf54).html