Open Science

By implementing Open Science principles throughout your research practice, you

  • Increase the discoverability of your work
  • Establish yourself as an expert in your research field
  • Make your academic achievements openly accessible and reusable
  • Discover research results relevant to your discipline
  • Build a professional network around the world
  • Increase the societal impact of your work
  • Contribute to globally inclusive scholarly knowledge exchange
Sticker: Science without Open is just anecdote

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Open Science is nothing more and nothing less than a compendium of region- and discipline-specific aspects of Good Scientific Practices (GSP) in the digital age and goes back to practices postulated in the 17th century. Its principles include and range from Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access (OA), Open Peer Review, Open Source Hardware & Software, Open Methodology, and Open Data. To ensure scientific processes and results are well documented and accessible is at the core of Open Science. 

In order to identify what it takes for your research procedures and results to be shared and applied openly, we will discuss options and possibilities of Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data in light of the CARE principles as well as aspects and principles of Open Access, Open Data Management (ODM) and exchange best practices how to communicate your research outcomes to various audiences.

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Course: Introduction to Open Science


  • Historic overview, context, and its relevance today
  • Open Science principles and resources
  • A brief introduction to Open Access, Open Data, Open Source Hardware
  • Overview of commonly used Digital Open Science Tools (DOSTs)
  • Guidelines and incentives for Open Science by national and international science authorities (UNESCO, European Commission, DFG, NSF, etc.)
  • Comparative investigation of guidelines and incentives for Open Science by publishers


  • Learn about Open Science practices
  • How to Make your Research workflow FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) and CARE (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, Ethics)



Rahal, R.-M., & Havemann, J. (2019). Science in Crisis. Is Open Science the Solution?

Gilbert E & Colbert K (2017). Research transparency: 5 questions about open science answered.

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. Science, 349(6251).: 10.1126/science.aac4716

Elsherif, M. M., Middleton, S. L., Phan, J. M., Azevedo, F., Iley, B. J., Grose-Hodge, M., … Dokovova, M. (2022, June 20). Bridging Neurodiversity and Open Scholarship: How Shared Values Can Guide Best Practices for Research Integrity, Social Justice, and Principled Education.

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Open Source Hardware

Gathering for Open Science Hardware

Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) is a diverse, global community working to enhance the sharing of open, scientific technologies. The GOSH movement seeks to reduce barriers between diverse creators and users of scientific tools to support the pursuit and growth of knowledge. Read the GOSH Manifesto.

Africa OSH


Africa OSH is the gathering for everyone interested in Open Science Hardware as a means to achieve locally adapted, culturally relevant, technologically and economically feasible production in Africa. |

Open Hardware Makers

An online mentorship program that aims to support new hardware projects in their way of acquiring best practices, building welcoming and inclusive communities and connecting to existing networks. |