Science needs to go Open

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Neuroscience

Knowledge is a right! Do we agree on that?
Science and technology are necessary for our society! Do we agree on that?
Science is knowledge and viceversa! Do we agree on that?

Well…if you answered YEAH to all the questions listed above you’re a good kid.
But here we go with a difficult question: Should science be OPEN?

Modern societies should be based on universal values of sharing, availability and accessibility. Scientific research, which contribute to improve modernity and wellness, should incorporate all these values in a unique soul. Unfortunately unhealthy competition and financial crisis are destroying the beauty of science. Scientific research is sick and scientists are powerless in providing new therapies for such disease.
Today movements of the Open System (Open Data, Open Access, Open Knowledge, Open Science, Open Government etc) are becoming more and more useful tools for improving our scientific system. People start discussing, debating, doubting, proposing and sharing! All of this is extremely good and promising, the symptom of a change that slowly will shake up our rusty world, thus bringing new life and fresh restart.


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