DIPF endorses a culture of open science and practice: we are committed to open access to knowledge and the possibilities of producing knowledge.

In the spirit of transparency, the Institute not only produces and documents data and results, but also designs research processes in a comprehensible way. Research findings from DIPF contribute to scientific and public discourses and are made available for use in other contexts.

DIPF pursues the Open Science goals not only in its own work. It supports the development of open and cooperative science with corresponding infrastructures, research, service and transfer. Interdisciplinary services are offered for publications (Open Access), research data and digital source collections (Open Data), educational media (Open Educational Resources) and software developments (Open Source). The intertwining of educational research and educational information at DIPF makes it possible to align offers with the needs of research and to use resources such as open data and open source for research purposes.

Free access to publications in educational science is promoted by interdisciplinary monitoring (Open Metrics), which serves to index, systematise and locate research resources. In order to improve the networking of supra-regional digital research infrastructures, the researchers are now developing an open "Knowledge Graph Education", which enables a target group-specific information space across different data types. The Research Data Education Alliance (VerbundFDB) provides research data for empirical educational research and is expanding its range of training courses on the reusage of these data. In the area of eHumanities, the Institute supports research in the humanities and cultural sciences with, for instance, digitised texts and images from the holdings of the Research Library for the History of Education.