Seven steps to enhance Open Science practices in animal science. Academic Article uri icon


  • The Open Science movement aims at ensuring accessibility, reproducibility, and transparency of research. The adoption of Open Science practices in animal science, however, is still at an early stage. To move ahead as a field, we here provide seven practical steps to embrace Open Science in animal science. We hope that this paper contributes to the shift in research practices of animal scientists towards open, reproducible, and transparent science, enabling the field to gain additional public trust and deal with future challenges to guarantee reliable research. Although the paper targets primarily animal science researchers, the steps discussed here are also applicable to other research domains.

published proceedings

  • PNAS Nexus

author list (cited authors)

  • Muoz-Tamayo, R., Nielsen, B. L., Gagaoua, M., Gondret, F., Krause, E. T., Morgavi, D. P., ... Nawroth, C.

complete list of authors

  • Muñoz-Tamayo, Rafael||Nielsen, Birte L||Gagaoua, Mohammed||Gondret, Florence||Krause, E Tobias||Morgavi, Diego P||Olsson, I Anna S||Pastell, Matti||Taghipoor, Masoomeh||Tedeschi, Luis||Veissier, Isabelle||Nawroth, Christian

editor list (cited editors)

  • Nelson, K. E.

publication date

  • January 2022