What can researchers do to encourage open science?

+2 votes
asked May 4, 2016 in Open Science by Daniel Mietchen (1,200 points)
edited May 4, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen

The research landscape is complex, and different actors have different options to help with a systemic move towards open science.


  • perform, document and communicate research
  • review research performed by others
  • collaborate with other researchers
  • help administrate financial, legal, ethical and other aspects of research
  • do many other things

In this thread, I would like us to explore which options researchers have to explore open science themselves and to encourage it in the communities and other stakeholders they interact with.

If you have multiple ideas for concrete actions, I suggest to post them as separate answers (rather than as one monolithic answer), so as to facilitate the discussion and refinement of your ideas.

2 Answers

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answered Jun 6, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,200 points)
Review and comment on open-science projects
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answered Jun 6, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,200 points)
Document the research such that it becomes as reproducible as possible.

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