Open Science

As an institute whose research results have a direct impact on society the IPN has a special interest in making its results freely available.

The IPN defines its commitment to open and transparent science in its Open Science Policy.

The IPN thus adheres to the "Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities", the "Leibniz Association Open Access Policy 2016-2020", the UNESCO Recommendation on the OER and the FAIR principles, according to which scientific data, educational materials and publications should be searchable, accessible, interoperable and reusable worldwide – which is also part of Good Research Practice.

With our commitment to Open Science, we hope to promote exchange and transparency within and outside the university context and to help accelerate scientific innovation processes and improve the visibility of research results. Our focus is on openness, collaboration and the exchange and further development of knowledge.

The IPN is involved in the Leibniz Association’s Strategy Forum on Open Science and thus supports the Leibniz Association in the strategic development of this subject area. The forum bundles open science activities across all sections and promotes their national and international visibility.