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Open Science

Open Science, Open Scholarship

What is open science?

"Open Science is 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. In a nutshell, Open Science is transparent and accessible knowledge that is shared and developed through collaborative networks" (Vicente-Sáez and Martínez-Fuentes, 2018, The Open Science Training Handbook.)

The goal of open science is to increase the efficiency and quality of research.

Open Science Resources at UC Santa Cruz

  • Sign up for an ORCID, your permanent, unique, researcher ID
  • Create a data management plan using the DMPTool
  • Document procedures using electronic lab notebooks and
  • Publish and your data in Dryad for preservation and discovery
  • Publish your code and software in Zenodo
  • Upload your article manuscripts to the UC Publication Management System

Get Help with Open Science


We assist UCSC faculty, staff and students with strategies and tools for Open Science

UCSC Campus Services

ITS provides a range of research support services, including data backup.

Office of Research: research policies, support and administration.

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