UCL Office for Open Science and Scholarship
Defining Open Science & Scholarship
Drawing on the Latin word scientia, meaning "knowledge", the concept of Open Science embraces what we know, and how, in the natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities. Read more...
Why adopt Open Science practices?
- It maximises the potential of research and education outputs by allowing researchers to reuse and repurpose outputs in novel and innovative ways.
- Gives greater accessibility and transparency of the research process.
- Allows replication and verification of research findings which can also lead to more collaboration.
- Opens the academic environment to members of the public – their knowledge and insights are invaluable to informing the research process.
As a researcher, what can I do?
In adopting Open Science practices, researchers are encouraged to:
- Make data linked to your research findings as open as possible to enable others to verify and replicate your conclusions.
- Make any software or code you use available to aid others in reproducing your research.
- Use persistent unique identifiers. Get an ORCID for yourself, and use DOIs to identify your outputs.
- Consider applying a reuse license to your research and education outputs.
How is UCL supporting Open Science and Scholarship?
- A design framework and exemplar metrics for FAIRness (June 2018)
- Open Science and Universities: managing the change
- Delivering the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): Principle and Practice in delivering Open Science
- Ayris, P. et al. Open Science and its role in universities: a roadmap for cultural change. 2018 May.
- The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship (March 2016)