Abstract: The Open Science (OS) movement has achieved extraordinary results in very few years. In this paper I argue it is now necessary to embed OS in the wider ecosystem of research and innovation, acknowledging some of the outstanding issues that need to be resolved as it beds down into the way research is done in the future. By sticking to a purest approach to OS its impact and current momentum may be lost. Digital technologies and global connectivity have ensured that OS is here to stay and will continue to expand its influence in the future. However, OS cannot stand aloof from what is the reality of what is happening elsewhere otherwise it will do a disservice to itself and the challenges facing the world.
Keywords: Open Science; Closed science; Data