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Open Science

Open Science
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Open science refers to the free use, reuse and distribution of scientific knowledge without legal, technological or social restrictions. Open science is made up of all the “open” movements such as open data, open access, and open research. The combination of these “open” movements are important because when they are combined they promote innovative and quick-paced science due to the lack of restrictions for resources as well as the ability to collaborate with other experts around the world. The openness of science affords new opportunities for researchers to get involved in projects because their research is made readily available to the public, where it can be utilized and evaluated by other researchers.

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