What is Open Science

Open Science promotes sharing and collaboration in scientific research, fostering the free dissemination of results and transparency of research processes by encouraging reuse through open licenses.

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.

Foster: https://www.fosteropenscience.eu

The benefits of Open science

– publications are made freely available and accessible to all, thus diffusing the results of publicly funded research to the community

– it fosters the maximum dissemination of research results, thus ensuring access to knowledge also for scholars in remote geographic areas

–the transparency of research processes allows research to be validated, thus facilitating replicability and reproducibility

– the immediate availability of content allows timely engagement with other scholars, thus avoiding the duplication of research

– it involves the entire research cycle, from the planning phase all the way to the publication and dissemination of results phases

Open Science is implemented according to the 8 pillars identified by the European Commission for the promotion of open science