Open Science

The findings of our research have a direct impact on society; we are therefore particularly invested in making them freely available, and set our commitment to open and transparent science in its Open Science Policy.

In so doing, we are aligned with the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the Open Access policy of the Leibniz Association (2016-2020), the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources (OER), and the FAIR principles, which stipulate that scientific data, educational materials and publications should be searchable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable worldwide – a principle that likewise forms a central component of  good research practice.

In committing to open science and open research, and therefore to communication, collaboration, and the sharing and advancement of knowledge, we hope to promote dialog and transparency both within and outside higher education settings and to help accelerate processes of scientific innovation and give research findings greater public visibility.

As a participant in the Leibniz Association’s Strategy Forum on Open Science, which brings together open science and open research activities across all the Association’s sections and seeks to raise their national and international profile, the IPN supports the Association in its strategic work on of these issues.