The UC Open Science website gives public visibility to the University of Coimbra's commitment to Open Science and to its programmatic commitment to positioning itself at the forefront of a movement that is transversal to scientific institutions, policymakers, economic agents and all forms of expression of active citizenship.

The University of Coimbra has actively participated in the elaboration of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science: through its representation on the Open Science Advisory Committee, which prepared the original draft, and through comments from the scientific community, which allowed the text to be refined until its final approval in November 2021.