According to Dan Gezelter, of The OpenScience Project, Open Science encompasses four fundamental goals:
- Transparency in experimental methodology, observation, and collection of data
- Public availability and reusability of scientific data
- Public accessibility and transparency of scientific communication
- Using web-based tools to facilitate scientific collaboration
Sites on Open Science
- Open access to scientific data and literature and the assessment of research by metrics (2014) endorsed by International Council for Science (ICSU)
- Open Data Tools: Turning Data into ‘Actionable Intelligence’ (2013) – Discussion of open data and a comprehensive list of “More than 349 Subject Specific Open Data Tools.”
- Panton Principles – The Panton Principles, Principles for Open Data in Science, were created by the Open Knowledge Foundation in 2010, and outline recommended protocols for publishing and licensing of data.
- SPARC Open Data – Summary of the Panton Principles, links to SPARC-ACRL 2006 forum on Open Data, SURF guide to legal status of raw data, and information on SPARC-Open Data e-mail discussion list.
- Science Commons – Science Commons is an offshoot of the Creative Commons model that is intended to advance scientific discovery and innovation. Science Commons was launched with the goal of bringing the openness and sharing that Creative Commons licenses have brought to the arts and cultural fields to the world of science. Science Commons designs tools and strategies that promote faster and more efficient web-based scientific research.
- Open Access, Open Data: Paradigm Shifts in the Changing Scholarly Communication Scenario – Report of the international Open Access, Open Data Conference held in Germany, Dec. 2010. Discusses key ideas and debates emerging from conference.