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Open Science is the free dissemination of the results, methods and products of scientific research. It is based on the opportunity the digital transformation represents to help develop open access to publications and – as far as possible – to data, source codes and research methods.

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Open access +

Content in open access is accessible to all with no barriers: no authentication requirements, no resources under an embargo, no paid access, etc. This may concern scientific publications, data, code, etc.

There are several ways of disseminating open access publications. For example, self-archiving scientific productions in an open archive (sometimes called green open access) or publishing in an open access journal with or without APCs (sometimes called gold open access).

Personal data +

Data concerning an individual who is identified or identifiable.

Green route +

The green route refers to self-archiving by researchers or archiving by a third party of articles in open archives. The availability of an article may be delayed if an embargo is attached to it.

Gold route +

A journal is “gold” if all its articles are freely and immediately available on the journal’s website, regardless of how it is funded.

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