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What is Open Science?

"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. In a nutshell, Open Science is transparent and accessible knowledge that is shared and developed through collaborative networks" (Vicente-Sáez and Martínez-Fuentes, 2018, The Open Science Training Handbook.)

Open Science encompasses the following (Open Science of FOSTER):

  • Open Access
  • Open Data
  • Open Reproducible Research
  • Open Science Evaluation
  • Open Science Policies
  • Open Science Tools

Why Open Science?

Open science allows you to benefit from current scientific findings. It increases efficiency and quality of research, allows for an expansion of innovation, and escalates collaboration. Increased access to publications and journals can reduce the duplication of research and the cost of creating and reusing data.