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Disclaimer This document is a living document reflecting the present state of open science evolution. It is based on the input of many participating experts and stakeholders of the Amsterdam Conference 'Open Science – From Vision to Action', hosted by the Netherlands' EU Presidency on 4 and 5 April 2016. Participation in the conference does not constitute formal commitment to the content of this Call for Action.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This wiki was open for comments during 10 days after the Amsterdam Presidency Conference on Open Science (4-5 April 2016). The Dutch Presidency greatly appreciated all input and studied the comments carefully and with great interest.

Having studied the comments and considering the wide variety of the input, the Dutch Presidency decided not to publish a second or ‘final’ version of the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science. Also, composing a summary of all input was not really possible. Therefore it was decided to select a great number of highlights emerging from the comments.

Together with the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science, the document with the highlights will be published shortly on the website www.openaccess.nl 

Many thanks on behalf of the Dutch Presidencfor all your input and comments!

 

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Open science
Open science is about the way researchers work, collaborate, interact, share resources and disseminate results. A systemic change towards open science is driven by new technologies and data, the increasing demand in society to address the societal challenges of our times and the readiness of citizens to participate in research.
Increased openness and rapid, convenient and high-quality scientific communication - not just among researchers themselves but between researchers and society at large - will bring huge benefits for science itself, as well as for its connection with society. Open science has impact and has the potential to increase the quality and benefits of science by making it faster, more responsive to societal challenges, more inclusive and more accessible to new users. An example of this potential is the response to the outbreak of viral diseases such as Ebola and Zika. Access to the most recent scientific knowledge for a broad group of potential contributors, including new or unknown users of knowledge, has brought solutions closer. Open science also increases business opportunities. The speed at which innovative products and services are being developed is steadily increasing. Only companies (notably SMEs), entrepreneurs and innovative young people that have access to the latest scientific knowledge are able to apply this knowledge and to develop new market possibilities. Citizen science brings research closer to society and society closer to research.

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