Open Science is a movement that aims to make scientific research more transparent, collaborative and accessible to all. The main aim of Open Science is to encourage the free and open dissemination of scientific knowledge, as well as promoting collaboration between researchers and the sharing of data, software and other research resources. 

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ince its first steps in the early 2000s, the Open Science movement has undergone major developments. Today, it is part of an overall evolution in society, marked by the digital transition, the need for joint responses to major societal challenges and the desire for transparency in the sharing of scientific research results.  

The University of Liège has long played a decisive and structuring role in this movement. It is recognised as a true benchmark at international level, thanks in particular to ORBi, its repository of scientific references, and to its strong institutional policy, which has served as a model for many institutions around the world. In recent years, ULiège has extended its activities by developing specific tools dedicated to Open Education and Open Electronic Publishing. Finally, in many disciplines, ULiège's scientific community is involved in concrete actions relating to the sharing of research data, the creation and management of open source software and the implementation of Citizen Science projects.  

As a public institution that has long been concerned about the quality of its research and strongly attached to its values in the service of the common good, the University of Liège intends to consolidate its involvement in Open Science by defining an ambitious roadmap. Structured around a series of actions, organised according to the different strands of Open Science, it aims to affirm the University's commitment in these areas and help its researchers to position themselves in the international context, by providing them with the necessary tools and support.  

Open Science at ULiège

The University of Liège's resolute commitment to Open Science is much more than a simple adherence to a contemporary trend; it is a testimony to its deep conviction in the democratisation of knowledge, collaborative innovation and social responsibility. By opening up the doors of knowledge, we are also opening up the horizons of discovery, creativity and equity.

Michel Moutschen, Vice Rector for Research at ULiège

This is reflected in the Science with and for Society work programme of Horizon 2020 with calls addressing text and data mining, and innovative approach to release and disseminate research results and measure their impact.

Elements of ‘Open science’ will also gradually feed into the shaping of a policy for Responsible Research and Innovation and contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area and the Innovation Union, the two main flagship initiatives for research and innovation.

iconeDocumentConsult or download the ULiège Open Science Roadmap  (2023-2028) 

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Any question?
Your Open Science contact at ULiège

ULiège Library

Paul Thirion 

RISE - Research, Innovation, Support and Entreprises

Judith Biernaux

Jérôme Eeckhout

updated on 4/17/24

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