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  Nicholas Canny, John Willinsky, Stevan Harnad, Cameron Neylon, Mario Cervantes

Dr Nancy Pontika has a PhD in Scholarly Communications with a focus on Open Access from the School of Library and Information Science, at Simmons College, Massachusetts, United States. She has been involved in international open access projects, such as the Open Access Tracking Project (OATP), the Open Access Directory (OAD), in which she also serves as an Editor, and the SPARC Europe Open Access Diary. Her interests are scholarly communications, licenses and rights, open science, open access, and open access funders' policies and their compliance. In the past she did an internship at the Berkman Center for the Internet and the Society, Harvard University, as a research assistant on open access, at the Repositories Support Project as the Project Coordinator and she was also a repository manager at Royal Holloway, University of London. Currently she is working for CORE, an aggregation service of open access content, funded by Jisc. She is also the External Liaison Officer at the United Kingdom Council for Research Repositories (UKCoRR). Nancy has been involved in two European-funder projects, FOSTER and OpenMinTeD and has published both at international conferences and journals based on this work.

Languages:  English (EN), Greek (EL)

Topics of interest:  Open Science  |  Open Access  |  Open Access Routes  |  Open Access Definition  |  Open Access Initiatives  |  Gold Route  |  Green Route  |  Open Access Use and Reuse  |  Definition of Open Reproducible Research  |  Open Science Workflows  |  Open Reproducible Research  |  Open Science Policies  |  Open Science Tools  |  Organisational mandates  |  Open Science Guidelines  |  Open Metrics and Impact  |  Open Science Definition  |  Open Repositories  |  Open Services

Audience:  Librarians and Repository managers  |  PHD Students  |  Policy makers and Funders  |  Project Managers  |  Research Administration  |  Researchers and Students

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 f...