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    Contribute to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

    Published on 09 June 2020
    Author: Nicole Wyss, National Contact Point Research Infrastructures

    Are you a scientist, a publisher, a science policy maker or someone with experience and interest in Open Science? Your input is important! Fill in the questionnaire by 15 June 2020. The Recommendation is expected to define shared values and principles for Open Science, and identify concrete measures on Open Access and Open Data.

    The Open Science movement has emerged from the scientific community and has rapidly spread across nations, calling for the opening of the gates of knowledge. Investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers and citizens are joining this call.

    However, in the fragmented scientific and policy environment, a global understanding of the meaning, opportunities and challenges of Open Science is still missing.

    UNESCO, as the United Nations Agency with a mandate for Science, is the legitimate global organisation enabled to build a coherent vision of Open Science and a shared set of overarching principles and shared values. 193 Member States tasked the Organization with the development of an international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.

    The questionnaire is available online in English, French and Spanish.