A National Academies committee chaired by DBMI’s Alexa McCray has released the results of its study on broadening access to the results of scientific research. The report, entitled Open Science By Design: Realizing a Vision for 21st Century Research, is freely available for download from National Academies Press.
As the report’s title suggests, the committee emphasizes the need for openness to be baked into the research process from the start. They outline a framework of principles and practices for each stage of the research life cycle:
“We are at a critical point where new information technology tools and services hold the potential to revolutionize scientific practice,” said McCray. “Automated search and analysis of open publications and data can make the research process more efficient and more effective, working best within an open science ecosystem that spans institutional, national, and disciplinary boundaries.”