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UNESCO-CODATA DPTC Consultative Meeting on ‘Data Policy for Times of Crisis Facilitated by Open Science’

July 5 @ 8:00 am 10:00 am UTC

UNESCO-CODATA DPTC Consultative Meeting on ‘Data Policy for Times of Crisis Facilitated by Open Science’

5 July 2024, UNESCO Offices Geneva, Switzerland

UNESCO-CODATA DPTC Consultative Meeting on ‘Data Policy for Times of Crisis Facilitated by Open Science’

The UNESCO-CODATA DPTC Consultative Meeting on ‘Data Policy for Times of Crisis Facilitated by Open Science’ will take place at the UNESCO offices in Geneva. This consultative meeting brings together representatives of UN agencies alongside policymakers, researchers, practitioners, ethicists, and other stakeholders from around the globe to discuss the intricacies of applying ethical principles and values in open science to real-world crises, ensuring that the collective wisdom and data generated through scientific endeavors are openly available to address urgent global challenges, particularly within the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.

This work is related to the RDA/CODATA Data Systems, Tools, and Services for Crisis Situations Working Group (DSTS-WG) and that on Research Assessment.

The DPTC has completed draft contributions for the UNESCO Toolkit for Open Science:

  1. The technical report (with comments) and (without commentsin support of the contributions on data policy for times of crisis facilitated by open science to the UNESCO Open Science Toolkit
    The technical report provides a research and descriptive background with case studies that frame the toolkit contributions.
  2. The factsheet on data policy for times of crisis facilitated by open science
    The factsheet provides concise and easily understandable information about the key principles, considerations, and recommendations related to data policy in the context of open science during times of crisis. It serves as a communication and advocacy tool to raise awareness and promote understanding among various stakeholders, including policymakers, researchers, institutions, and the general public.
  3. The guidances on data policy for times of crisis facilitated by open science
    B. Guidance for scientists
    This guidance supports scientists with comprehensive and practical advice that empowers them and assists in their data policy considerations, including in adopting open science practices, ways to collaborate effectively in support of providing data policy advice, and suggesting ways to contribute to collective efforts in crisis preparation, response, management, and reconstruction.
    A. Guidance for policymakers
    This guidance provides advice on policies for data collection, processing, management, and governance that foster transparency, collaboration, and accessibility while addressing the unique challenges posed by crises. It will be of use to policymakers at a number of levels, including local, national, regional or international levels of decision making. This guidance is of particular use for the national disaster management agency or equivalent focal point for access to immediately accessible data for use in times of crisis.
  4. The checklist for data policy for times of crisis facilitated by open science
    The checklist serves as a practical tool for countries, institutions, and researchers involved in collecting, processing, managing, and sharing data during crisis situations. It will help to implement the UNESCO values, principles, and recommendations in a way that promotes data transparency, accessibility, and collaboration. This is a simple tool organizing lists of items and tasks to be assured and performed in the preparation, response, and reconstruction of crises.

You are invited to share your suggestions/comments on the draft contributions before the meeting.