UNESCO member states have agreed upon a final draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science as of May 11, 2021. The Recommendation defines shared values and principles for Open Science and puts forward concrete measures on Open Access and Open Data. It serves to complement the existing Recommendation on Science and Scientific Research from 2017 and, according to the UNESCO website, also “builds upon the UNESCO Strategy on Open Access to Scientific Information and Research and the new UNESCO Recommendation on Open Educational Resources”.
At the end of 2020, LIBER submitted an Open Letter to UNESCO on the initial draft Recommendation on Open Science. The purpose of the letter was to comment on the balance of information presented in UNESCO’s Draft Recommendation and to enrich the draft with further inclusion of library related topics.
The final draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science will go to the General Assembly for approval in November 2021.Click here to read the original press release.
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