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Open Science at Aston: Welcome

What is Open Science?

Open Science is the practice of researching in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute throughout the research process. Open Science is not limited to STEM subjects; it encompasses all fields and stages of research with the goal of making the results Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).


This includes the early stages of research by making lab notes and research data freely available, continuing through the peer review and open access publication processes, to the further dissemination of knowledge through freely available software and open educational materials. In Open Science, outputs should be made freely available under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.


We recommend that researchers check out the Open Science Framework for further information on the variety of tools that are available to help them register studies, collaborate, document, archive and share information relating to their research. OSF is a free, open source web app run by the non-profit Center for Open Science

Open Science Rainbow

Credit: Bianca Kramer & Jeroen Bosman

Open Science Resources

Additional resources relating to Open Science can be found below:

News and Events

To schedule one-to-one training on Pure or to discuss any questions you have about open access, contact! 

Contact Us

For further information relating to Open Science, please contact the following e-mail addresses: - Open Access/Researcher IDs/Open Peer Review - Open Data/Open Source