Open Science at EMBL

For a positive culture change in life science research

We’re dedicated to making science open and accessible to the global scientific community.

We aim to improve societal outcomes from EMBL’s scientific programme through openness, transparency, and the open publication of results in the form of research articles, software and data.

EMBL’s databases and software are freely available to the scientific community wherever possible, and we encourage open access publication. 

EMBL’s Open Science Policy covers public availability of research outputs and services, research assessment and fair attribution of credit for EMBL researchers.

Open science has always been part of the fabric of EMBL. I am very pleased that we can announce this new policy, at a time when the world needs to share knowledge and accelerate research more than ever before.” 

Edith Heard, Director General of EMBL in 2021 on the occasion of the release of the EMBL Open Science Policy 

EMBL EBI’s Open Data Platforms

EMBL serves the wider life science community by providing a range of Open Databases and analysis tools

What We Do

Learn more about open science Initiatives at EMBL

Calendar of upcoming events and workshops:

15 May 2024

UNESCO Open Science Working Group: Policies


21 October 2024

Open Access Week 2024

Learn more

Contact osim@embl.org for open science support