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One answer to the question “What can research institutions do to encourage open science?” suggested that institutions “[s]ign declarations relevant to Open Science and related issues - and act accordingly.”

Very well. To communicate this commitment to its researchers, it might be a good idea for each institution to provide an Open Science Manifesto as a single point of reference, summarizing which declarations it has signed, how it supports open science in practice, etc. One institute at my university issued this manifesto: https://www.cit-ec.de/en/open-science/manifesto

How would you generalize this text to cover an entire university? Are there more sample texts like this I could consult? Who are the stakeholders one should get into the boat?

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Here is an update on how Open Science is appreciated on the top level: "G7 Science Ministers endorse Open Science" https://www.openaire.eu/g7-science-ministers-endorse-open-science
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I was just made aware of this research data policy (University of Oxford) which states very clearly the responsibilities of all stakeholders:  http://researchdata.ox.ac.uk/university-of-oxford-policy-on-the-management-of-research-data-and-records/
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I found
"FAQs zu rechtlichen Aspekten im Umgang mit Forschungsdaten"
from TIB Hannover helpful
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1173545 helpful (in German, CC-BY)

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There is the Berliner Appell für eine Offene Wissenschaft (roughly: Berlin call for action on Open Science), with five key elements:

The five key recommendations from the call for action. German original on the left, rough English translation on the right.
Open Research Policy: Wissenschaftseinrichtungen sollten sich klar zu Offener Wissenschaft bekennenOpen research policy: research institutions should issue clear pledges for Open Science.
Personelle Verankerung: Wissenschaftseinrichtungen sollten Verantwortliche für Offene Wissenschaft ernennen.Appropriate staffing: research institutions should assign contact points for Open Science.
Förderung durch Personalpolitik: Berufungskommissionen sollten eine offene Forschung und Lehre bereits in Ausschreibungen einfordern.Support through hiring and promotion policies: hiring and promotion committees should insist on openness in research and teaching already in job ads.

Anerkennung in der Lehre: Wissenschaftseinrichtungen mit Lehrbetrieb sollten den Mehraufwand für Offene Wissenschaft honorieren

Recognition in teaching: research institutions with teaching should reward the extra efforts required by Open Science.
Anerkennung in der Forschung: Offene Wissenschaftspraxis sollte durch Preise auf Fakultäts- oder Institutsebene (mit oder ohne Dotierung) honoriert werden.Recognition in research: open research practices should be rewarded by prizes at the departmental or institutional level (with or without purse).

It came out of the first round of the Open Science Fellowship Program run by Wikimedia Germany and the Stifterverband - see background information at https://www.wikimedia.de/wiki/Pressemitteilungen/PM_06_17_BerlinerAppell .

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Several German universities have already released "research data policies" that often contain a commitment to Open Science:

   08.03.2013    CITEC, Universität Bielefeld
   01.11.2013    Universität Bielefeld
   01.07.2014    Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
   08.07.2014    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
   18.07.2014    Universität Heidelberg
   21.09.2015    Robert Koch-Institut
   14.07.2015    Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
   27.08.2015    Bergische Universität Wuppertal
   16.12.2015    Technische Universität Darmstadt
   08.03.2016    RWTH Aachen
   31.03.2016    Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
   14.06.2016    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
   17.10.2016    Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
   08.11.2016    Uniiversität Bayreuth
   16.11.2016    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
   13.01.2017    Universität Kassel
   30.03.2017    Universität Siegen
   26.04.2017    Leibniz Universität Hannover
   13.06.2017    Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung
   14.06.2017    Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
   25.07.2017    Universität Stuttgart
   17.12.2017    TU Braunschweig
   19.12.2017    Philipps-Universität Marburg
   25.01.2018    Universität zu Köln

see also: http://www.forschungsdaten.org/index.php/Data_Policies#Institutionelle_Policies

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This one just came out: Leitlinie  zum Umgang mit Forschungsdaten an der Technischen Universität Braunschweig https://ub.tu-braunschweig.de/publizieren_openaccess/forschungsdaten/forschungsdatenleitlinie.pdf
(via https://blogs.tu-braunschweig.de/ubbs/?p=1200)
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Interesting to follow up and refer is this collection of Open Access declarations starting from 1958:


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Yes, Marie Farge's website is a treasure trove! I believe some of those are also outlined in one of her book chapters: http://openscience.ens.fr/MARIE_FARGE/ARTICLES/
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Tilburg University released an "Action Plan Open Science": https://zenodo.org/record/1182436

These are the main points:

  1. Experiment with Open Science Labs 

    1. Self-publishing journals

    2. Open Books 

    3. Open Educational Materials

    4. Tilburg University preprints

  2. Start a Tilburg University Open Access Fund for publishing in gold Open Access journals

  3. Develop Open Science skills training

  4. Start a Tilburg University Open Science Network

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