The vision underlying open digital science — ODS — is to explore whether radically different scientific practices based on digital technologies are emerging, what they consist of, and how they are changing the relation of science and society. In particular, ODS will analyse and stimulate openness of scientific knowledge, by and for everyone to access, acquire, and benefit from.

The study will identify main players, analyse the impact of the ODS vision on science and on society, and provide suggestions on how to guide and monitor implementing such a vision. It will identify quantitative and qualitative indicators and a metrics to assess uptake and impact of ODS and will set up a permanent ODS observatory. The study will, in particular, analyse the consequences of ODS in a wider societal and policy context.