PRactical Guide on Open Science

For two years, GRECO conducted an innovative survey:

We analysed the opinions, doubts and experiences of researchers in the field of engineering and photovoltaic energy on Open Science.

As a result, we gathered 106 responses, assessed them and came up with 39 Frequently Asked Questions on Open Science. The experience of scientists from the photovoltaic field is also easily adaptable to other research areas.

The Practical Guide for Researchers tries to solve the most prevalent doubts, concerns and fears on Open Science. It starts with a checklist for various phases of the research followed by a Q&A section. This is structured into nine categories:

  1. Where to start
  2. Open Data
  3. Open Access
  4. Open to Society
  5. Other open practices
  6. Intellectual Property
  7. Resources
  8. Politics
  9. Metrics

There are 3 to 5 questions for each category, answered by experts and other researchers who have successfully applied Open Science. At the end of the document, there are two additional sections:

The benefits of Open Science and the gender perspective – which is also extremely important within GRECO.

Following Open Science values, our guide will enter an open peer review process. It will be openly available after revision at the end of 2020.

You are very welcome to get a deeper understanding of Open Science and download the guide here: