By means of opening the processes of scientific knowledge creation and communication to those beyond the scientific community, scientific knowledge becomes openly available, accessible and reusable. At VU we believe the dissemination of our shared knowledge leads to large positive effects and benefits for society. Open Science rests on five principles:
We believe that transparency about how we create and share scientific knowledge is crucial for a responsible and trustworthy academic environment.
We believe that our scientific work should be verifiable and reproducible.
We believe that collaboration within academia and beyond enhances our research and education.
We believe that scientific knowledge should benefit everyone.
We believe that academia should be inclusive, diverse and equitable.