EGU General Assembly 2023
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Open Science: How Open is Open? 

Shelley Stall and Kristina Vrouwenvelder
Shelley Stall and Kristina Vrouwenvelder
  • American Geophysical Union, Open Science Leadership, Washington, United States of America (

Open science is transformative, removing barriers to sharing science and increasing reproducibility and transparency. The benefits of open science are maximized when its principles are incorporated throughout the research process, through working collaboratively with community members and sharing data, software, workflows, samples, and other aspects of scientific research openly where it can be reused, distributed, and reproduced. However, the paths toward Open Science are not always apparent, and there are many concepts, approaches, tools to learn along the way.  

Open Science practices are along a continuum where researchers can make incremental adjustments to their research practices that may seem small but can have valuable benefits. Here we will share the first steps in a researcher’s open science journey and how to lead your own research team in adopting Open Science practices.

How to cite: Stall, S. and Vrouwenvelder, K.: Open Science: How Open is Open? , EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-4939,, 2023.