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 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, the project will analyse and stimulate openness of scientific knowledge, from which everyone can access, acquire, and benefit.

The project 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 compile a set of metrics to assess uptake and impact of ODS, and set up a permanent ODS observatory. Furthermore, the project will examine 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:


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Type: Policy Advice

Project Status: Finished

Submission Date: 11/2014

Start/End: 01/2015 - 07/2016

Project Duration: 19 months