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

Scheme that represents the “Transformation of Science” process through a pyramid. On the top edge of the pyramid we find “Society” while on the two bottom edges we find “Innovation” and “Policy”. Inside the pyramid we find a square scheme. On the top side

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:

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