Open scholarship is the movement to make scientific research and its dissemination accessible to the scientific community and beyond. It is built on transparency, inclusion, correctness, fairness and sharing.
Open Scholarship may also be referred to as Open Science or Open Research.
Practising Open Scholarship means sharing research outputs (such as research protocols, methodology, data, and publications) as quickly as possible in the research process in a way that permits access and reuse by others.
The principals of Open Science are based on 8 pillars, as defined by the European Commission illustrate the broad scope of Open Science, as recommended by the Open Science Policy Platform:
“refers to efforts to make the output of publicly funded research more widely accessible in digital format to the scientific community, the business sector, or society more generally”.
OECD (2015), "Making Open Science a Reality", OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers, No. 25, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/5jrs2f963zs1-en.
These courses answer some of the most common questions you might have about putting open science into practice. Each course takes about 1-2 hours to work through and you’ll receive a badge upon completion.