Open science consists of the notion that scientific outputs need to be as open as possible for others to access, reuse and distribute without undue limitations. By doing this, open science helps uphold important features of research and innovation, such as transparency, openness, verification and reproducibility, across the whole lifecycle of research. Open science is facilitated through open access and open research data in line with the FAIR principles (findable, accessible, re-usable and interoperable).
The European Commission has identified eight pillars for Open Science:
The Institute has developed an action plan to support embedding open science practices in our organisation. The figure below is a timeline representation of the ten actions contained in the action plan.
Download the action plan to embed open science at the Babraham Institute.
The action plan to support embedding open science at the Babraham Institute has been developed in the context of the Horizon 2020 funded ORION Open Science project.