Public Likes Science, Favors Open Science

August 7, 2019

Public trust of scientists is growing, though some skepticism remains, a new survey finds, with people feeling most positive “about scientific research where the data is openly available.” That’s good news for advocates of Open Science. In Issues, a philosopher recently recounted the movement’s progress and challenges in seeking to democratize knowledge by making scholarly publications, including data, freely available online for anyone to read and reuse—and more broadly to make the practice of science more responsive to society’s needs.

Related Article

Philosopher’s Corner: Open Science, Open Access, and the Democratization of Knowledge