What is Open Science
We endorse Open Science; the global transition towards a new, more open and inclusive way of conducting, publishing and evaluating scientific research. Central to this concept is the goal of increasing cooperation and transparency in all research stages. This is achieved, among other ways, by sharing research data, publications, software, tools and results as early and open as possible.
Multiple topics are identified in the Open Science transition:
- Open Access
- Citizen Science
Open Access of publications provides direct, free and online access to scientific publications without copyright restrictions of publishers. Open Access significantly increases the visibility of a publication.
Radboudumc endorses the principles of Open Access and monitors the percentage of articles that are published Open Access.
The Radboud University Library supports Radboudumc researchers in publishing their research articles Open Access, including excellent financial deals with scientific journals and making the publication available free of charge via the Radboud Repository. Visit the website of the Radboud University for all available support.
Citizen Science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists.
Radboudumc already has many examples of Citizen Science. Together with Radboud University, a tool set is being developed to support researchers in setting up citizen science projects.