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Open research needs a push, university group says

Image: Angelo DeSantis [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

University leaders need to promote a “culture shift” that will encourage open research both within their institutions and more broadly, the League of European Research Universities has said.

“What is needed in all universities is leadership,” Leru said in a statement published on 31 May to coincide with the launch of the revised implementation guidance for the controversial open-access initiative Plan S. “Leadership comes first because, without this, there will be no progress.”

Leru used “open science” or “open scholarship” as catch-all terms for conducting research in a way that is transparent about its methods and results and makes both available for others to provide input on, analyse and reuse.

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