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Open Science as a solution for the infrastructure crisis in science

Today, those scientists climb up the ranks who spend the most tax-funds for their research and excel at marketing their research results to ex-scientists, irrespective of the reliability of said results. This historical baggage of our infrastructure is detrimental to science in several ways. For one, tax-funds are being wasted instead of using them efficiently. Second, scientists are being promoted to tenured posts whose qualifications have only been tested indirectly. Third, the well-marketed but unreliable research results lead science astray and undermine public trust in publicly funded science. One solution of this crisis would be to cancel all subscriptions to scholarly journals and use the freed funds to implement a scientific, transparent and sustainable infrastructure, that would not only increase the reliability of our literature via increased accessibility and transparency, but simultaneously save tax moneys as well as sustainably archive and make accessible all scientific data and code.

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