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Open and Reproducible Research Group

Open Science is better science. Research benefits from sharing data and scientific knowledge which is publicly available, making open science essential. The Open and Reproducible Research Group (ORRG), a collaborative group based at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science, TU Graz and at Know-Center GmbH, uses evidence-based and computational approaches to make research cultures more open, transparent and participatory through new practices and technologies. In our interdisciplinary team we combine competences in philosophy, sociology, and information science with computer science and life science. We research services, policies, and tools to investigate and foster the uptake and evaluation of Open Science practices in the following areas:

  • Research publications (preprints, models for Open Access, (open) peer review)
  • Research data (FAIR data, data stewardship, data management plans and ¬†infrastructures)
  • Research methods (reproducibility and replicability of research, Open Source architectures, open methodologies)
  • Research integrity (publication ethics, responsible research and innovation, equality)
  • Research impact (research evaluation, impact of Open Science policies)