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What is Open Science

FOSTER defines Open Science (OS) as the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.

Open Science in Belgium

Belgium recognized in an early stage the importance of Open Science. An overview of the Belgian Open Science policies and legislation can be found here.

Infrastructure and support

Open Science is mostly dependent on digital infrastructure.You can find an overview of tools that can help you such as repositories and EOSC.


More information to be found on guidelines and other resources that may help you.