January 21, 2022

Now Available: Video and Slide Presentations From the United Nations Open Science Conference “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”

UPDATED (Add) January 19, 2019 Meeting Report From OpenAire: Open Science for the Implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda

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The UN Open Science Conference took place on November 19, 2019 at UN HQ in New York City.

From the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Website:

The theme of the conference is “Towards Global Open Science: Core Enabler of the UN 2030 Agenda”.  With a desire to elevate the discussion about open science and open research to the global level and to examine the role of open science in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the conference will bring together representatives of open science initiatives (OpenAIREHindawiLA ReferenciaAfricanLII and others), early career researchers, library directors and policymakers.

The event was organized by the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library in collaboration with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

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Some of the Many Presenters at the Conference included:

  • Ms. Stacy Allison-Cassin, Expert on the intersection of libraries, infrastructure, and indigenous communities, York University
  • Ms. Mariya Badeva-Bright, Co-founder and Coordinator, African Legal Information Institute (AfricanLII)
  • Mr. Gerald Beasley, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University
  • Mr. Jean-Claude Burgelman, Open Access Envoy, European Commission
  • Dr. Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Natalia Manola, Managing Director, OpenAIRE: Open Science Infrastructure in the European Union
  • Dr. Erin McKiernan, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Physics, Department of Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Mr. Abel Packer, Co-Founder, SciELO; Programme Director, SciELO / FAPESP


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