Open Science

Open science is a movement that has established itself in many areas of science in recent years and whose importance is growing, especially in times of misinformation. Its aim is to make research results freely and easily accessible and to increase the transparency of the research process.

The Research Data Management and Open Science working group at the MPI for Human Development coordinates a range of activities in the following areas

Why is Open Science important? Transparent processes make it possible for other researchers to review published results or to analyse previously collected data in the context of new questions. In addition, open science activities should also improve society's access to research results. For example, not all scientific publications are currently accessible to everyone - depending on the publisher's publishing model, access to publications can be subject to a charge. By supporting open access publications, this barrier is to be removed and research results made freely available.

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