“Open science is defined as an inclusive construct that combines various movements and practices aiming to make multilingual scientific knowledge openly available, accessible and reusable for everyone, to increase scientific collaborations and sharing of information for the benefits of science and society, and to open the processes of scientific knowledge creation, evaluation and communication to societal actors beyond the traditional scientific community. It comprises all scientific disciplines and aspects of scholarly practices, including basic and applied sciences, natural and social sciences and the humanities, and it builds on the following key pillars: open scientific knowledge, open science infrastructures, science communication, open engagement of societal actors and open dialogue with other knowledge systems.”

Unesco recommendation on Open Science, 2021

CLARIN-IT and FAIR and open data

Through participation in the activities of the Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN) with the Italian node CLARIN-IT, Cnr-Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale “Antonio Zampolli” contributes to the dissemination and support of the Open Science paradigm in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH). CNR-ILC, in particular, maintains the ILC4CLARIN disciplinary repository, which allows Italian researchers to preserve, enhance and share their language and textual data, in accordance with the dictates of Open Science and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles.

A European Open Science Cloud in the SSH sector

As the executing institution of CLARIN-IT, CNR-ILC participated in the SSHOC project, the SSH cluster of the European Open Science Cloud. The main outcome of the project is the SSH Open Marketplace, a support for Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH) researchers in the management of the life cycle of research data that offers tools, data services and materials to support training.

H2IOSC, towards a national disciplinary cloud

CNR-ILC, together with other CNR institutes, with the H2IOSC project will help create a national cloud for Open Science, dedicated to the field of Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

A discovery platform for SSH

CNR-ILC participates in the Horizon 2020 TRIPLE project, which has as its main objective the development of the GoTriple platform, a multilingual and multicultural solution for SSH that offers an access point to explore, find, access, and reuse research resources on a European scale. This platform is intended to become one of OPERAS‘ dedicated services and an SSH service of the EOSC.

Open Science and Research Assessment Reform

CNR-ILC participates in national (CNR Open Science Working Group) and international (EOSC Association, Core group involved in the definition of the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment, G7 Open Science Working Group Sub-group on Research assessment and incentives) working groups and task forces engaged in a reform of the research evaluation system aimed at including Open Science practices among the research activities to be enhanced and encouraged.

Training and collaborations

CNR-ILC carries out advanced training activities for research staff inside and outside the Institute, also in collaboration with the ICDI Competence Centre (CC-ICDI).