Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) developed this Open Science Policy in a manner that accounts for the diversity and internationality of research fields at ZMO, as well as the distinct requirements and circumstances of its staff, with the goal of providing comprehensive guidance to its employees. As Open Science is an evolving field, it is not possible to provide a concluding definition; instead, ZMO is committed to ongoing discussions and practices within the organization and the scientific community.
ZMO is committed to the advancement of science and the wide dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of society by adopting practices on open, reproducible and responsible research according to FAIR (findability, accessibility, interoperability and reuse) and CAIRE (collective benefit, authority to control, responsibility, ethics) principles.
ZMO recognizes “openness” as one of its guiding principles and pledges to promote it by, among other things, encouraging and supporting research processes and tools that foster collaboration, enabling new working models and stimulating the dissemination of knowledge and the accessibility and re-usability of research outputs, encouraging publications in the open access model, and building the necessary infrastructure, skills and incentives to support open science.This policy takes the approach of "as open as possible, as closed as needed" recommended by the European Commission as a basis for determining the appropriate level of openness and accessibility for the information collected and disseminated by ZMO. While openness is crucial, so is the protection of personal data, especially sensitive data, which many ZMO projects generate and process. The centre is therefore committed to finding the right balance between the openness and protection of data.
ZMO is committed to: