B – Open science in e-science: contingency or policy?

Fry J,Schroeder R, den Besten M. Open science in e-science: contingency or policy?Journal of Documentation; 2009 65(1): 6-32

DOI: 10.1108/00220410910926103

The question of “openness” in e-Science is discussed. The study is based on 12 interviews with principal investigators, project managers and developers involved in UK e-Science projects, together with supporting documentary evidence from project web sites. The findings suggest that, although there is a widely shared ethos of openness in everyday research practice, there are many uncertainties and yet-to-be resolved issues, despite strong policy imperatives towards openly shared resources