January 19, 2022

Policy Note/Topic Overview: “Open Science – Enabling Discovery in the Digital Age”

Note: The document linked below is one of a number of useful resources available in the OECD “Going Digital” Toolkit.

From the OECD:

Data-driven innovation and data-intensive science hold immense promise to  address grand societal challenges. Open science initiatives, which facilitate open  access to publications, data, algorithms, software and workflows, play an  essential role in accelerating needed scientific research and the innovation process itself. This Going Digital Toolkit note provides an overview of the open  science movement, highlights achievements of open science including that in the  context of the COVID-19 pandemic, identifies challenges to achieving all of the benefits that open science has to offer, and sheds light on the evolution of open  science policies in a range of economies. The note also advocates a way forward  that involves the seven pillars of the revised OECD Recommendation of the  Council concerning Access to Research Data from Public Funding: (1) Data  governance for trust; (2) Technical standards and practices; (3) Incentives and  rewards; (4) Responsibility, ownership and stewardship; (5) Sustainable  infrastructures; (6) Human capital; and (7) International co-operation for access to research data.

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44 pages; PDF.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.