May 25, 2022

Key Messages From the 2nd Open Science Conference

From an International Science Council Blog Post:

\July 2021 saw the 2nd Open Science Conference delivered by the United Nations Department of Global Communications, Dag Hammarskjöld Library, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The conference, “From Tackling the Pandemic to Addressing Climate Change”, saw policymakers, intergovernmental organizations, librarians, publishers, and research practitioners engage in a public dialogue focusing on what Open Science has learned from COVID-19 and how this can be applied into actions addressing the global climate crisis, at the interface of science, technology, policy, and research. The conference seized the opportunity to take stock of actions undertaken nationally and internationally, collect lessons learned, and identify directions for the way forward.

A recent report by the event’s organizers summarises the key messages from this conference, outlining the main ideas, opinions, and suggestions put forward by the speakers and audience members. The report covers:

– Global multistakeholder consultation for Open Science;
– Policy-makers for Open Science;
– Science, Open Science, COVID-19, and climate change;
– Strengthening the science-policy-society interface;
– Equity in open scholarship;
– The “Great Open Conversation of Science” in service to humanity;
– Academia, research, and Open Science infrastructures;
– Scholarly communications actors, and;
– Open Science for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read the Complete Post

Direct to Complete Conference Outcomes Document: In Praise of the “Great Open Conversation of Science
22 pages; PDF.

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