Six questions about openness in science

Richard Poynder, Open and Shut?, May 07, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The questions cover a wide range of topics and insights. For example, why should science be open to the public, because after all, they neither understand nor are interested in the details? As Poynder says, "Transparency has become important if only because science appears to be facing a major credibility crisis right now." Also, "In providing public access to information about trials and studies the greater transparency that results should help reduce or eliminate unethical practices." Hard to disagree.

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