Research Policy & Development


Open Digital Science

Novel ideas of conducting scientific research and producing scientific output: the main vision, the main players, the way forward - a project explores these issues.

The vision underlying the Open Digital Science (ODS) project was to explore whether radically different scientific practices based on digital technologies were emerging, what they consisted of, and how they were changing the relation of science and society. In particular, the project analysed and stimulated openness of scientific knowledge, from which everyone could access, acquire, and benefit.

The project identified main players, analysed the impact of the ODS vision on science and on society, and provided suggestions on how to guide and monitor implementing such a vision. It identified quantitative and qualitative indicators and compiled a set of metrics to assess uptake and impact of ODS, and set up a permanent ODS observatory. Furthermore, the project examined the consequences of ODS in a wider societal and policy context.

More information regarding the ideas and tasks behind the project can be found at their website.


Section: Research Policy & Development


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Type: Policy Advice

Submission Date: 11/2014

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 01/2015 - 07/2016

Project Duration: 19 months