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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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  Open Knowledge Foundation
Publication year: n.d.  |  Open Science Definition  |  Open Access Definition
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  Daniel Mietchen
Publication year: 2012  |  Open Science Definition  |  Open Repositories
By  Rufus Pollock, Sarah Currier
Publication year: 2011  |  Open Science Definition