Science Commons works in a number of broad areas to clear the legal and technical barriers to research:
- Opening and marking research and data for legal reuse — Scholar’s Copyright Project
- Facilitating the transfer of physical materials for verifying and extending research — Biological Materials Transfer Project
- Integrating/connecting research, data, materials and services from disparate sources, for permission-free access — NeuroCommons and Health Commons
- Licensing of patents and know how — Patent Licenses
In each of our projects, we develop and use open standards and approaches, with the goal of facilitating the emergence of an open, collaborative infrastructure for speeding the translation of data to discovery.