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Open Science

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.” – FOSTER Open Science Definition

Researchers may incorporate Open Science approaches at different points in their research and scholarly communication practices. There are a wide range of tools and resources, services, infrastructure, and activities through which open science may be embodied. This page is an attempt to bring together some representative examples, and opportunities for the UI community to become engaged in these practices.

Case studies and examples

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