The Open Science and innovation ecosystem is complex and diverse. On our glossary page, we explain some important terms.


Recent publications


The flyer Driving Openness gives a short and crisp overview of the central terms and principles of openness. Besides the what, it also summarizes why openness makes sense and how it can be implemented.

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Discussion paper & Toolkit

Open Circular Science / How to make your research process open and sustainable

The discussion paper presents Open Circular Science as an approach to strengthen openness and sustainability in research projects. A toolkit makes it possible to analyse one’s own research process with regard to the potential for openness and to identify potential for designing resource-conserving, environmentally and climate-friendly research.


Open Circular Science / Canvas

The canvas provides an overview of the phases of an open and circular research process. It should help to identify central fields of action and potentials for a circular design or transformation of the research project.

Openness radar

We have collected interesting approaches from around the world on the topics of openness and openness in times of Corona .


The world of a new Open Innovation Culture offers a rich set of tools, for co-creation, teamwork and knowledge transfer. Here are a couple of inspirations for the Openness toolbox.

Atlas Open Practices

Looking for new sources of knowledge and inspiration for open practices?

Find what you’re looking for – on our map for open science and innovation: