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An online laboratory at the cutting edge

What is The OpenScience Laboratory?

  • An online centre that will transform the teaching of practical science
  • A means of conducting authentic and rigorous investigations using real data
  • A laboratory and observatory that is globally available

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Remote Experiments

Virtual instruments and interactive screen experiments

Online field investigations

3D Immersive environments

Citizen Science

Research and development 

Who is it for?

  • Undergraduates in universities that are in The OpenScience Laboratory partnership
  • University level educators anywhere in the world who work with us to develop shared assets
  • The general public: ‘citizen science’ projects are available to everyone
  • Education funders seeking to increase access to high quality science programmes
  • The Open University’s Science undergraduates: we will be delivering practical components
  • For OU modules via The OpenScience Laboratory
  • Schools seeking a broader practical curriculum