What can research infrastructure providers do to encourage open science?

+3 votes
asked May 4, 2016 in Open Science by Daniel Mietchen (1,215 points)

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

Research infrastructure providers

  • provide research infrastructure
  • interact with other infrastructure providers
  • interact with other research stakeholders
  • care about standards
  • do many other things

In this thread, I would like us to explore which options research infrastructure providers have to encourage open science in-house as well as 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.

4 Answers

+2 votes
answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,215 points)
Work towards integrating with open science workflows, e.g. by way of APIs.
+1 vote
answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,215 points)
edited Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen
  • Use open standards.
  • When you use and produce software, go for FLOSS whenever possible.
  • Use open licenses for content/ outreach/ other materials you produce.
  • Use open formats. If that is not fully possible, try ingesting non-open formats and convert them to open ones by default.



+1 vote
answered Jun 3, 2016 by konrad (65 points)
They need to provide training program that educate the research how to use the infrastructure in an open manner.
+1 vote
answered Jan 23, 2017 by Daniel Mietchen (1,215 points)
Make it easy to share workflows non-publicly, and to make non-public workflows public.

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