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Open Access for Research Impact: Open Science

Discover the benefits of increasing the visibility and impact of your research outputs.

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 & Martínez-Fuentes 2018, cited in The Open Science Training Handbook, 2018)

FOSTER Open Science Training Courses

The Open Science Training Handbook

The Open Science Training Handbook is a CC0 resource written to support the practical teaching of open science principles. It was written by 14 experts during a book sprint organized by FOSTER and the TIB Hannover in February 2018: "The OSTH is meant to be a living handbook and we are very happy to receive your contributions and feedback about its use in practice, which we will consider while working towards version 2.0." 

LIBER Open Science Roadmap

LIBER's Open Science Roadmap outlines the specific actions libraries can take to champion Open Science, both within and beyond their own institutions (published July 2018)

Rainbow of Open Science Practices

Open Science & Open Data

Guidelines for Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) in Journal Policies and Practices