The overall BE OPEN methodology follows a systematic implementation solution that depicts the different activities to be implemented for fostering Open Science in transport research as well as the interrelations among them.
BE OPEN will initially determine proper clusters of key actors in transport research and will produce “Open Science” terminology. A framework to enable a common understanding of all stakeholders will be developed realising the use of Open Science in the transport domain and providing focused objectives and needs of the key categories of actors. It will gather common principles, definitions and technical data for enhancing the movement to make scientific research accessible and will produce proper methodologies to optimize the effectiveness of “Open Science” actions studying best practices and effective modern technologies.
Moreover, an inventory of Open Science resources (research outcomes, services and research data infrastructures) will be developed providing detailed information of Open resources opportunities for all transport modes (i.e. road, rail, water, air) and setting the basis for analysing the existing Open Science services and research data infrastructures (with special focus on the EOSC).
Capitalizing upon the initiatives of the European Commission and with the support of the Advisory Board of the project, BE OPEN will provide a transparent forum and observatory – TOPOS which will act as an evidence-based, community driven sharing of knowledge and experiences, and will enable strategic planning and networking between different countries and research programmes covering the entire transport research network and leading to an agreed ambition and smart coordination services for building Open Science platforms in transport research.