Open Science is the movement that promotes more open and collaborative research practices, in which publications, data, software, and other types of scientific output are shared as early as possible and made available for reuse.
The practice of Open Science contributes to:
- Increase knowledge of the scientific process and research efficiency;
- Enhance scientific cooperation;
- Promote the social and economic impact of science.
FCT's goal is to ensure that all the research it funds is openly accessible to all. In this sense, its FCCN Unit provides a set of services that promote the practice of Open Science.