“Open Science – understood as the opening up of research, research methods and infrastructure and results – is an integral part of implementing and securing good scientific practice in exchange with the scientific community and between science and the non-academic environment. Open practices promote transparency, accessibility, reproducibility and re-usability of scientific results and practices.”
We are the Leibniz Strategy Forum on Open Science, striving to foster Open Science practices within the Leibniz Association and beyond. We want to be the hub for Open Science activities in Leibniz, which is why we created this website (currently still under construction). We carry on the efforts of the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science, which has ended in 2022. A list of publications from the research alliance and an overview of all alliance projects are still available.
Open research practices promote transparency, accessibility, and reproducibility of scientific results – fundamental ideas that have been in place since the dawn of science and that are more feasible today than ever before due to digitalization. Yet Open Science appears to bear both, chance and challenge, for scientists and institutions.
Open Science is often discussed as an abstract concept but seldom contextualised within the current science system. Also, tools, best practices and laws to implement Open Science in one’s work routines are lacking, rarely addressed, or rapidly changing. “LOS!” (Leibniz Open Science!) is an online series that aims to promote Open Science and to inform about current developments related to Open Science within and beyond the Leibniz Association.
Publishing in Open Access is not only a requirement from many research funding organizations, it is also essential to Open Science: If access to scientific information is hidden behind paywalls, only those who hold subscriptions can build on it. In […]
R is an open source statistical software that is used in many scientific disciplines. It can be used free of charge, offers a wide range of functions and packages for various fields of application, and is constantly being further developed […]
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