May 21, 2022

UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science Finalized by Member States

Update: Coverage From the AP: “Beyond Vaccines, UNESCO Seeks Share More Global Science

At a meeting wrapping up Tuesday, diplomats and legal and technical experts from UNESCO’S member states are trying to draw up new global guidelines under a project called Open Science.


“The crisis put a spotlight on how scientific information is produced, shared, communicated,” said Ana Persic, chief of the science policy section at Paris-based UNESCO. “It is a paradigm shift for the scientific community.”

The Open Science talks aim to come up with a “soft law” by the end of this year that governments could use as a guide for setting science policies and systematically sharing data, software and research across borders, Persic said.

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Draft Text of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science


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