Opinion

Latin America could become a world leader in non-commercial open science

One of the keys of open science involves building massive integrated data systems ensuring broad access to scientific knowledge. And Brazil and the rest of Latin America are leading the way in this regard

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To meet the challenges of the next century — from pandemics and climate change to automation and big data — science needs to be open to all. Citizens must be equipped with the same access to information as researchers, and scientists need the opportunity to use high-quality, interconnected repositories of knowledge to advance our understanding of the world around us. These are among the guiding principles of the open science movement

Sustainability and inclusion are vital to open science, and can be fostered by shared practices, infrastructure, and financing models which guarantee the equitable participation of scientists from less-favoured...

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