Open Science Definition

Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.

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By  Sonja Bezjak University of Ljubljana, Slovenia ; April Clyburne-Sherin; Philipp Conzett; Pedro Fernandes; Edit Görögh; Kerstin Helbig; Bianca Kramer; Ignasi Labastida; Kyle Niemeyer; Fotis Psomopoulos; Tony Ross-Hellauer; René Schneider; Jon Tennant; Elle
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers, Researchers and Students, Research Administration, PHD Students, Researchers and Students
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

This introductory course will help you to understand what open science is and why it is something you should care about. You'll get to grips with the expectations of research funders and will learn how practising aspects of open science can benefit your career progression. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand why open science is an issue that you can't afford to ignore
  • understand how to go about mak...
Intended audience Librarians and Repository managers
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

Libraries have gone a long way to facilitating research workflows, and more recently on fostering open access to science and openness in a broader sense. Science is evolving: research practices, resources and tools are opening up and going beyond a publication based model, to a new open environment of research data and digital research tools, social media and collaborative platforms. There is a compelling need for...

By  Maciej Chojnowski
Publication year: 2014  |  Open Science  |  Open Science Definition
By  Benedikt Fecher & Sascha Friesike
Publication year: 2013  |  Open Science  |  Open Science Definition
By  Jörg Eisfeld-Reschke, Ulrich Herb, Karsten Wenzlaff
Publication year: 2013  |  Open Science Definition  |  Funder policies
By  Open Knowledge Foundation
Publication year: n.d.  |  Open Science Definition  |  Open Access Definition