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Open Science

Open Science aims at transforming science through ICT tools, networks and media, to make research more open, global, collaborative, creative and closer to society.

Open science is about the way research is carried out, disseminated, deployed and transformed by digital tools, networks and media. It relies on the combined effects of technological development and cultural change towards collaboration and openness in research.

Open science makes scientific processes more efficient, transparent and effective by offering new tools for scientific collaboration, experiments and analysis and by making scientific knowledge more easily accessible.

Read more about Open Science in the concept paper.

A European strategy for Open Science

The European Commission has launched the "European Cloud Initiative - Building a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe" to endorse Open science. It will enable researchers to process the huge amounts of scientific data generated by research and to share their scientific results while improving access to knowledge and thus, innovation.

More information is available on the European Open Science Cloud webpage.

Other relevant related initiatives, considering the ICT-triggered changes in the invididuals and society include:

Join the Digital4science platform to engage and network with researchers.

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Thierry Van Der Pyl's picture
Over the years I witnessed with great interest the phenomenal development of federated wifi access through eduroam. In relation to the recent announcement of the one billion connections to eduroam, I am thrilled about this new achievement that firmly establishes GÉANT - made up of the European and national research and education networks (NRENs) – as a key eco-system for federated solutions supporting science in Europe.
John Magan's picture
Managing the flood of accessible research and public data and using it for the good of everybody offers major challenges but also huge potential benefits. How can we transform the new ways of doing science into successful innovation?
Ralph Dum's picture
Ralph DUM
Will work handled by robots, information on cities and citizens gathered and analysed by intelligent networks and autonomous cars and drones that deliver goods and transport citizens change the notion of what we call 'city'?
John Magan's picture
Giving citizens a greater role in science can deliver the vision of "science for the people, by the people" for Europe.
Fermin Serrano's picture
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