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Research Lifecycle enhanced by an "Open Science by Default" Workflow

Grigorov, Ivo; Carvalho, Jose; Davidson, Joy; Donnelly, Martin; Elbaek, Mikael; Franck, Gwen; Jones, Sarah; Melero, Reme; Knoth, Petr; Kuchma, Iryna; Orth, Astrid; Pontika, Nancy; Rodrigues, Eloy; Schmidt, Birgit

From a standard Research Lifecycle, to a fully Open Research Lifecycle. The Single-Figure Publication showcases Open Science best practices across the entire Research Lifecycle, that if implemented correctly, can make research more transparent, reproducible and re-usable by both academic and non-academic users.

The Open Research Lifecycle was developed and tested during FP7 FOSTER (Grant Agreement 612 425) training calendar 2014-2016 (refer to doi: 10.5281/zenodo.48748 for full training calendar details) covering target audience across the entire academic ecosystem (graduates, senior researchers, project managers, funding agency staff cf doi: 10.5281/zenodo.30564).

“Research Cycle” is an adaptation of Tenopir et al., (2011) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0021101

This is a Single Figure Publication (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.49960) presenting opportunities at each step of the research process to provide additional transparency and reproducibility through Open Science best practices.

Grant Funding: FP7 FOSTER, Grant Agreement 612 425 (

Contributions: IG conceived the first draft of concept and context. All authors contributed to improving the final design and testing its relevance through FOSTER Training Calendar 2014-2016.

Competing interests: No known competing interests.


Author contributions: Ivo Grigorov drafted an early draft specifically for the FOSTER WorkPackage 4 Training Calendar ( All FOSTER Partners contributed in improving the final draft based on training all target groups in the Research Ecosystem (doi: 10.5281/zenodo.30564). Competing interests: No competing interest declared. Acknowledgements: We would like to thank INCLUDE ALL PAPER COMMENTING AUTHORS
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