latest UNESCO report on open science

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Glenn Hampson

Jan 23, 2024, 5:12:54 PMJan 23

Hi Folks,


UNESCO’s open science team has completed the next stage of its work, and developed the attached document---the first edition of the UNESCO Open Science Outlook (Open science outlook 1: status and trends around the world). An online presentation of this report will take place on Thursday, February 15th from 1-2:30 p.m. Paris time. The registration link is here.


This document continues along the same trajectory as UNESCO’s 2021 Recommendation on Open Science. It’s a thorough and thoughtful report that clearly articulates UNESCO’s vision. This vision is different than the one articulated in OSI’s April 2023 evidence-based open policy recommendation (where instead of seeing the world of open science through the lens of what’s compliant and what isn’t, we can instead focus on what researchers need, what’s needed for open research, what’s being built and used, and what’s working). However, these two perspectives are complementary, and blend together to make effective policy. UNESCO’s strategic thinking can be enhanced by understanding what’s actually happening in the world of science (including non-compliant open science developments), and OSI’s evidence-based approach can be enhanced by understanding more about the strategic needs of open science.


I know a number of you here in OSI contributed to this latest UNESCO report (Kathleen, Johanna, Chris, Bhanu, et al). Thank you for your work.







Glenn Hampson
Executive Director
Science Communication Institute (SCI)
Program Director
Open Scholarship Initiative (OSI)



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