Open Science is an umbrella term that refers to the opening of scholarly knowledge creation and dissemination towards a multitude of stakeholders. It comprises, for instance, forms collaboration among researchers through online tools, emerging publication formats, the involvement of non-experts in the research or the alternative assessment of impact.

About was initiated by researchers of the Berlin-based Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) to create a comprehensive and informative overview of current knowledge on the subject of Open Science. By providing news articles, research results and an extensive list of initiatives referring to the field of Open Science this platform is aimed primarily at an academic audience.

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