Continuing our series on open access, in this webinar we will discuss the role of EMBL in making science open. We will introduce Europe PMC - an open, free database of life science publications and preprints and explain how Europe PMC supports open access policies of many organisations, including EMBL. We will highlight how open access underpins innovation and the importance of licensing for reuse. Then, we will illustrate how open access to publications supports scientific reproducibility and the role that proper data citation plays in this process. Finally, we will look at preprints, as a tool for researchers to rapidly and openly share their work decoupled from the formal peer review process.