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What Is Open Science?

Definition: "Open Science (OS) is the movement to make scientific research, data and their dissemination available to any member of an inquiring society, from professionals to citizens. It impinges on principles of scientific growth and public access including practices such as publishing open research and campaigning for open access, with the ultimate aim of making it easier to publish and communicate scientific knowledge. From development to dissemination of knowledge, several concepts belong under the umbrella term of ‘Open Science.’"

Open Science helps to increase rigour, accountability, and reproducibility for research. It is based on the principles of inclusion, fairness, equity, and sharing, and ultimately seeks to change the way research is done, who is involved and how it is valued.

Source: Center for Genomic Regulation CRG

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Source: Image based on a similar image created by Ramachandran, et al., and published in "From Open Data to Open Science." Earth and Space Science. doi:10.1029/2020EA001562

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