What can research repositories do to encourage open science?

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asked May 4, 2016 in Open Science by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)

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

Research repositories

  • help communicate research
  • interact with researchers
  • interact with other research stakeholders
  • care about standards
  • do many other things

In this thread, I would like us to explore which options research repositories 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.

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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
Use open licenses for the repository content[*], for the website, for publications, presentations and outreach materials.

 

[*] If that is not possible throughout, then allow to search by license.
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answered Jun 2, 2016 by Daniel Mietchen (1,170 points)
Work towards integrating with open science workflows, e.g. to facilitate queries, im- and export or curation of the repository's content or its associated metadata.

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