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CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research

Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire


To perform world-class research in fundamental physics, to provide a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge, and to unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all.

Contribution to Open Science

Founded in 1954 with the moto “Science for Peace”, to rebuild Europe around the fundamental goal of scientific knowledge creation. The convention which represents one of the first ever “open science” mandates, stated that all the results of CERN’s research must be made freely available.

Goals and objectives

Promoting the importance of fundamental research for the future of humanity, with CERN’s values of collaboration across borders, open science and universally accessible education as keys to reducing knowledge-based inequities and contributing to a more sustainable society; inclusiveness and solidarity.
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Tim Smith
Head, Collaboration, Devices and Applications Group
Zenodo, a general-purpose open science repository, which enables researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artefacts.