UNESCO Open Science Outlook: Provide feedback and insights, and contribute to the advancement of open science

UNESCO Open Science Outlook: Provide feedback and insights, and contribute to the advancement of open science 674 794 Open and Universal Science (OPUS) Project

UNESCO invites experts and stakeholders to review the final draft of the UNESCO Open Science Outlook. This opportunity for feedback is available until the 15th of September, offering a chance to influence the future of open science.

Over the past few months, UNESCO Working Groups dedicated to Open Science have been diligently crafting the inaugural edition of the UNESCO Open Science Outlook. This comprehensive document serves a vital purpose, seeking to assess the current state and emerging trends in open science on global, regional, and national scales. This endeavor aims to facilitate the monitoring of progress in implementing the 2021 UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science while providing support to member states in initiating actions. It does so by collecting and sharing innovative practices in open science.

The collaborative efforts of the Working Groups have been instrumental in shaping this crucial document. UNESCO expresses its deepest gratitude for the invaluable insights contributed by experts and stakeholders who have been part of this endeavor.

The Outlook is scheduled for publication in November, and UNESCO cordially invites all interested parties to review the attached draft and submit their comments by September 15, 2023. Your input is vital in ensuring that the Outlook accurately reflects the state of open science and serves as a valuable resource for the global community.

The first edition of the Outlook is structured into four key chapters:

1. Global Commitment to Open Science: This chapter explores the worldwide dedication to open science principles.

2. Status and Trends of Open Science: Global Overview and Regional Trends: This section delves into the foundations of open science and its engagement with societal actors, other knowledge systems, scientific knowledge, and essential infrastructures.

3. Key Factors Enabling the Cultural Shift to Open Science: Focusing on the factors necessary for a cultural shift towards open science, this chapter covers areas such as infrastructure, human and institutional capacity, incentives alignment, policies, investments, and impact monitoring.

4. Conclusion and Next Steps: The final chapter summarizes the findings and outlines the forthcoming actions and strategies for open science.

Your participation in this review process is crucial in shaping the future of open science and its impact on the global community.

UNESCO’s commitment to open science is unwavering, and the UNESCO Open Science Outlook represents a significant milestone in this endeavor. The opportunity to provide feedback and insights is a chance to contribute to the advancement of open science on a global scale, ensuring that it aligns with the values of transparency, collaboration, and innovation. Together, we can foster a culture of open science that benefits all of humanity.

Find out more on UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science here.

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