Accelerating Openness: Foundations as Driving Force in Science
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"Conclusively, the aim of the large funders is clear. Due to their influence and considering the positive impact that their policies have on the scientific ecosystem in general, scientists will adhere. The question here is, how far and how fast will this change affect the approach to quality (i.e. the IF), or how needy for brands on their CVs scientist will be in five years’ time.
At least, funders become a major force changing the science from the outside. Yet, they themselves must communicate more that the traditional quantitative measure of impact cannot be state of the art anymore. Until then, those new initiatives are accelerating openness in the most practical sense."