Open science

(work in progress, your contribution is highly appreciated)



PLOS Open Science – from increasing transparency at all stages of review to more inclusive models of assessment, PLOS is redefining how we evaluate, share, and read research.


Open-source Lab – a gallery and associated sub-pages are an extension of the book the Open Source Lab, which is about how to make scientific equipment following open source principles.


MyOpenLab (Spanish) is a free platform for “Intelligent" blocks (components, also called elements) that can be interlinked. With the help of flow chart blocks, it is possible in MyOpenLab to "program" visually and you do not necessarily have to be a programmer.


Open Science Framework – Labs and teams across the globe use the Open Science Framework to open their projects up to the scientific community.


Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI²) – represents a new approach to the development of medical imaging devices, aiming to make the health-care benefits of magnetic resonance imaging devices (MRI) accessible to many more people around the globe.


HardwareX is an open access journal established to promote free and open source designing, building and customizing of scientific infrastructure (hardware). HardwareX aims to recognize researchers for the time and effort in developing scientific infrastructure while providing end-users with sufficient information to replicate and validate the advances presented. HardwareX is open to input from all scientific, technological and medical disciplines.


SoftwareX aims to acknowledge the impact of software on today’s research practice, and on new scientific discoveries in almost all research domains. SoftwareX also aims to stress the importance of the software developers who are, in part, responsible for this impact.


The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project – a group dedicated to researching Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (often referred to as LENR) while sharing all procedures, data, and results openly online. We rely on comments from online contributors to aid us in developing our experiments and contemplating the results.


Easy ɸ – a new electronics platform aimed at physicists. It was originally developed for experiments in quantum optics, but is also perfectly adapted for other applications in physics or biology. In particular for time correlated measurements, where high speed electronics is needed. It is an open standard platform based on open hardware and open software. Unlike for commercial systems, you can fully control the platform and adapt it to your needs.


Journal of Open Hardware publishes papers and reviews on technical, legal, economic, and sociocultural aspects of open hardware design, fabrication, and distribution. Its primary goal is to promote research and development of professional, academic, and community-based open hardware projects.


Instruments is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides an advanced forum for studies related to the design and applications of instruments, apparatuses, and experimental techniques in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.


FOSSASIA / PSLab – our vision with PSLab (Pocket Science Lab) is to miniaturize laboratories and make scientific instruments accessible for everyone.


ScopeFun – Open Source Instrumentation


LOGbook (Leslie Green) – home of Harmonics Lab, a Windows program that produces up to 30 bit data to emulate an acquisition system. You can then add harmonic distortion in the form of distortion polynominals up to the fifth order. The program can easily export the data to ADCPro for FFT analysis, but the primary built-in analysis is ENOB, the Effective Number of Bits.


Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) – The Global Open Science Hardware community supports OScH by convening meetings such as the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH), publications, activities and providing a forum for the community.


The Journal of Open Source Software – a developer friendly, open access journal for research software packages. Committed to publishing quality research software with zero article processing charges or subscription fees.


FOSTER – an e-learning platform that brings together the best training resources addressed to those who need to know more about Open Science, or need to develop strategies and skills for implementing Open Science practices in their daily workflows.


The OpenScience project is dedicated to writing and releasing free and Open Source scientific software.