Research & results

Data & Infrastructure

Open Data and Open Science

INBO wants to work as much as possible according to the methods of open and reproducible research - in short, Open Science - in order to achieve a solid and demonstrable scientific quality.

Openness and reproducibility are in themselves no guarantee for quality. They are, however, a necessary precondition for being able to demonstrate quality. They are also necessary to facilitate collaboration both internally and externally so that the results can be further improved and follow-up steps can be taken.

In an open culture of cooperation, every scientist can and may give feedback or contribute to improvements: the scientific community and the scientific objectives are central. Personal credits arise as a result of the contribution to the system, and by opening up data, methods and/or research results.

In a forward-looking scientific practice, the scientific community has insight into and control over all aspects of the research chain. Thus, the methods are open and maximally in the hands of the community, which thus achieves a high degree of independence.

Transparency and sharing are evidences for a public body such as INBO. By pursuing the Open Science goals, we consistently apply this principle in our research practice and are progressive in our approach.


At the international level, INBO contributes to numerous research projects: (all links open in a new tab)

i) International Research Infrastructures (IRI) part of the ESFRI Roadmap:
ii) International  cooperation programmes such as the International Co-operative Programmes (ICP) of the Working Group on Effects of the UNECE Air Convention:
iii) International data infrastructures such as