Keywords: Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Leibniz Association, non-university research institution, service departments
Open Science is understood as open access to scientific information with its products, such as literature, data and software (The Royal Society, 2012). This emerging paradigm shift includes ideas about the future of science within the digital age itself and changes in a scholarly value-added process. To face uncertainty, for instance about ownership, reputation and awareness of open content-based research, considerable advantages need to be displayed within a research community.
Benefits are for instance faster communication of research findings and a higher visibility, an effective quality control and long-term availability of research outputs (Arbeitsgruppe Open Access der Schwerpunktinitiative Digitale Information der Allianz der deutschen Wissenschaftsorganisationen; Fournier 2012 Arbeitsgruppe Open Access der Schwerpunktinitiative Digitale Information der Allianz der deutschen Wissenschaftsorganisationen, 2012). The Concordat On Open Research Data of 2015 mentions "economic growth, increased resource efficiency, securing public support for research funding and increasing public trust in research" as further benefits.
Researchers are individuals who might respond more to reasons like higher citation rates (