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Open Science

Promoting open dissemination of knowledge

EMBO considers openness and transparency to be key values in scientific research and publishing. Making research outputs accessible, transforming peer review into a transparent process and sharing scientific knowledge openly benefits researchers as well as decision-makers and enhances scientific progress. EMBO is involved in shaping Open Science by actively working with scientists and by developing technologies and standards that serve researchers.

EMBO is committed to improving access to knowledge and its effective sharing. To facilitate the adoption and the practice of Open Science, EMBO is implementing tools for finding and disseminating information and knowledge. EMBO conducts policy work to identify real and potential obstacles to researchers fully participating in Open Science, defines options for decision-makers, and develops tools that contribute to eliminate those obstacles.

EMBO endorses the principles of Open Access publishing and FAIR data. Through the work of the EMBO Press journals, improving transparency, efficiency and objectivity of peer review is a major focus.

Additional projects at the interface of Open Science and publishing include:

Improving data sharing, discoverability and reproducibility

Review Commons
Addressing efficiency and speed of sharing information and publishing, advancing preprints

Early Evidence Base
Navigating and assessing preprints

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