Washington, DC (May 28, 2022) – JSPG CEO Dr. Adriana Bankston participated as a speaker in the 1st meeting of the UNESCO Working Group on Open Science Policies and Policy Instruments held earlier this week. The session was led by Mr. Ezra Clark, Chief of Section, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy at UNESCO. Watch the session recording.
During this session, Dr. Bankston discussed the joint call for papers and competition for an upcoming JSPG Special Issue on Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, co-sponsored by UNESCO & MGCY, in partnership with the GYA Open Science Working Group.
The call for papers is centered around the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which was adopted by the 41st session of UNESCO General Conference in November 2021, and provides an international framework for open science policy and practice. Read the UNESCO Recommendation.
During an online information meeting on the Implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science in April 2022, Ms. Ana Persic, Programme Specialist, Science Technology and Innovation Policy at UNESCO, highlighted the joint call for papers. View the meeting recording.
To support the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation, UNESCO convened 5 ad-hoc Working Groups focused on key impact areas. Among them, the Working Group on Open Science Policies and Policy Instruments aims to develop a global repository of open science policies and policy instruments, including a series of supporting tools that will constitute an online ‘living’ Open Science Toolkit.
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