Accessible and high quality scientific knowledge
Open science, or so-called "free" science, has a significant impact on society and the research community. Open access to scientific knowledge and research results has the potential to improve the quality of science by making it more transparent, more integrated, more responsive to societal challenges, more inclusive and more accessible to new users.
For the Amsterdam Call for Action on Open Science, based on the reflections of many experts gathered in 2016 by the Dutch Presidency of the EU,
"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. "