The term Open Science is a generic term used to describe the concepts of openness, transparency, rigour, reproducibility and accumulation of knowledge, all of which are considered fundamental characteristics of scientific work.
Aware of the challenges of quality research, the Management of the University of Lausanne has adopted a Plan of Intentions that encourages its community to pay particular attention to the production, management and dissemination of research results and data.
The Open Science (OS) movement is transforming the research environment and the way researchers advance and share science. Open access to scientific knowledge and research results has the potential to improve the quality of science by making it more transparent, more responsive to societal challenges, more inclusive and more accessible to new users.
Concerned about meeting the challenges of disseminating living knowledge, UNIL intends to develop its approach of an open science around Open Access (OA) to scientific publications and Open research Data (OrD).
Open science, or so-called "free" science, has a significant impact on society and the research community. Open access to scientific knowledge and research results has the potential to improve the quality of science by making it more transparent, more integrated, more responsive to societal challenges, more inclusive and more accessible to new users.
For the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science, based on the reflections of many experts gathered in 2016 by the Dutch Presidency of the EU,
"Open science is about the way researchers work, collaborate, interact, share resources and disseminate results. A systemic change towards open science is driven by new technologies and data, the increasing demand in society to address the societal challenges of our times and the readiness of citizens to participate in research. »
UNIL is aware that many benefits can be expected from the opening of science :
Open Science is also a way to restore trust and the link between citizens and the science they fund while strengthening its integrity.