Open Social Work advocates for the use of the open science framework in social work research. You can engage in a variety of ways, such as sharing your data, sharing your methods, publishing in open access journals and depositing articles in repositories.
Instead of hiding valuable research information behind publisher paywalls, open access brings the promise of immediate, free access to research evidence to social workers and community members.
Sharing your research data openly improves the transparency and impact of your work. Additionally, shared data contributes to future research and collaboration.
Open science is the practice of making available your research process and data available, in addition to open access publication of your research outcomes. Open science prioritizes transparency and collaboration in research.