Open Science, the challenge of transparency

The Royal Academy of Belgium have recently published "Open Science, the challenge of transparency" by Bernard Rentier.

The book has been released simultaneously in a print version and in an Open Access online version.

"A new way of conceiving scientific research, open science, was born with the computer revolution. In the wake of Open Access (free access to the results of publicly funded research), it goes hand in hand with the great ideal of transparency that is now invading all spheres of life in society. This book describes its origins, perspectives and objectives, and reveals the obstacles and obstacles due to private profit and academic conservatism."

Bernard Rentier is a Belgian virologist. After an international career as a researcher, he became vice-chancellor (1997-2005) and chancellor of the University of Liège (2005-2014). He established a successfull system of institutional Open Access deposit for scientific publications. He is now a strong advocate of Open Science and he actively promotes it and all its aspects for science and researchers.