At 4Science we support openness. Our solutions are designed to enable open access and open data and are based on open source technologies.
This is not only because we firmly believe in open knowledge, but also because openness enhances innovation and impact, and open-source solutions offer business benefits including enhanced quality, security, shared risk and responsibility, transparency and cost-effectiveness.
Evidence of the benefits of open source can be found in this Report (September 2021).
Open source development depends on and creates collective intelligence, which is essential to solve complex problems and co-create sustainable solutions.
Open source development has long been at the core of our business model; we share our development efforts with other interested parties, aiming to expand and strengthen the communities we collaborate with, in support of open science.
This is what we do. Supporting open source software means contributing to communities, developing code that can be shared and valuable for wide, reciprocal benefit. Specifically, we have been providing our technical contributions to the communities of DSpace, DSpace-CRIS, IIIF, Dataverse, and OJS.
Visit also our page WE WORK WITH to find out more about our contributions to open communities and projects and our commitment to interoperability and persistent identifiers as key enablers of open knowledge.