Wherever possible, we follow the principles of open science and try to make the majority of our scientific work accessible. This forms the technical and legal basis for scientific reproducibility and genuine participation in the energy system transformation.
The open-source approach makes our work more efficient by reducing parallel efforts. It also facilitates collaboration and helps to use public funds responsibly. In practice, we rely on publishing our programmed models and calculated data under open licenses, creating documentation and extensive metadata, using open-source tools, and actively sharing knowledge and experience. We have already successfully applied open and collaborative energy system research in a number of research projects.