Open science is a concept that aims to make academic processes publicly accessible, understandable and usable. A number of approaches are pursued, including open access, open source, citizen science and open educational resources.

As various statements from the European Union and the G7 show, open science is gaining in importance within the sphere of scientific policy at European and international level. The Leibniz Association and its member institutes support this development and play a part in shaping it. For example, they have been championing open access – free access to academic publications – for many years now, through a range of activities.

  1. Open Access

    The Leibniz Association supports open, online, barrier-free access to quality-assured research findings.

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  2. Research data

    Research data is a cornerstone of scientific discovery. The long-term protection and availability of quality-assured research data is extremely important for science in the digital age.

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