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Transparent research is the future.

How varied is Open Science? What are the concrete benefits of open practices for you as an economist? Just take a look. The ZBW is the Open Science Partner for economics and business studies.

Welcome to Open Science Magazine!

Rethinking science together. The future is Open Science. The Open Science Magazine invites you to discover science in the digital age: new, modern, future-oriented. Every month we propose new perspectives, articles, podcasts and work sheets around Open Science to inspire you. Let us learn, grow and advance together. Stop Tracking Science How academic publishers use […]


Open Science

What is Open Science?
At its core, Open Science is about improving the credibility and the quality of research in a digitally networked age. The most important instrument is openness or transparency.


Science today

A look at
scientific work today

According to Wissenschaftsbarometer 2019, only 46 per cent of all Germans say they trust in science and research. 39 per cent are undecided, 7 per cent do not really trust in science and research.


Rethink the way of publishing

The results of publicly financed research should be freely accessible. 83 per cent of all economists surveyed in the ZBW study “Open Science in economics” agreed with this statement. But not every researcher has access to important research findings.


Rethink the way of managing research data

Open scientific data make data-based research findings transparent and verifiable. Reuse avoids duplicate work and saves money. Linking different open data sources also enables entirely new research that was unthinkable before.


Rethink the way of connecting research data

The future of research data management is globally distributed and linked-up knowledge, not the institutional data silo. Technical, legal and also social impediments often stand in the way of this future. The ZBW aims to remove them.



What is happening at the ZBW?
The digital shift is changing the science system. For centuries, science has relied on libraries as repositories of knowledge – but they are changing rapidly and radically, too.