Important: The original openscience web portal ( is offline. All data was moved to the repository of the CLARIN Centre Leipzig and can be freely accessed via the CLARIN VLO, under the following link:

Below follows the original info text of the openscience portal:

The Mind Research Repository

The Mind Research Repository (MRR) provides access to publications along with data and scripts for analyses and figures reported in them. It is a further development of a project started as the Potsdam Mind Research Repository (PMR2) in August 2010. 
A combination of paper plus data plus scripts is referred to as a paper package. The main goals of the Mind Research Repository are the following:

  • Document data and analyses used in publications in a public forum.
  • Invite readers (a) to reproduce analyses/figures, (b) to try out and possibly publish alternative analyses, or (c) to adopt scripts for their own data.
  • Enable readers to provide authors with feedback about their scripts, both about necessary corrections of errors and more elegant alternative code.
  • Serve as a site for experimental results that were not published because they did not turn out as expected, assuming that there were no technical or other obvious reasons for the failure of the experiment. Making such data available in the context of research that did yield the desired results may inspire others to take a new look. Perhaps this way the problem associated with the well-known bias for publications with positive results can be (slightly) reduced.

With the term paper package credit is given to the R Project for Statistical Computing (CRAN). Obviously, the site is modeled on the collaborative spirit of CRAN, which has served as a prime source of inspiration of how transparency and progress can be implemented under headings such as Open Science or Reproducible Research. Moreover, most of the paper packages currently available at MR2 include R scripts for the analyses. There is a momentum building in favor of this perspective on a new culture in science. Here are some informative links on this topic:
- NSF (2011). Changing the conduct of science in the information age (
- AAAS (2011). The digitization of science: Reproducibility and interdisciplinary knowledge transfer (

The construction of the MRR has been funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the context of CLARIN-D.
Funding for the PMR2 was provided by a European Collaborative Research Project (ESF 05_ECRP-FP006, 2006-2009) and a German Research Foundation Research Group (DFG FOR868, since 2008).