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Open research and scholarship

Open Research and Scholarship is a set of principles and practices whose aim is to make scholarly research that is collaborative, transparent and reproducible and whose outputs are publicly available, freely accessible and usable, in order to maximise the possibility of public benefit. It is based on the principle that knowledge produces the greatest benefits if it is shared as widely as possible.

The principles of Open Research are reflected in the policies of many public funders and research organisations that promote greater public access to research, and in evolving models of scholarly communication. Change is also being driven by the needs of academics, stakeholders, industry, the public and developing nations.

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