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Libraries’ Role in Supporting UNESCO Open Science Recommendations

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    Su Nee Goh

    Collaborative session notes:

    Logging in and getting settled (5 min)
    Introduction (5 min)
    Group status update (5 min)
    Presentations and panel discussion, questions discussion, facilitated by Iryna KUCHMA (70 min)

    a. IRYNA KUCHMA Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
    b. Open Science policy at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute by Igor Sikorsky, The Library of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (10min)
    c. Bringing together expertise and dynamic action: building on the recommendation and feeding back to UNESCO recommendation by Cécile Swiatek, LIBER Executive Board member, SPARC Europe Board Member (10min)
    d. UN OS recommendation from the university perspective by Susanna Nykyri, Tampere University (10min)
    e. Developing an Open Science curriculum for Librarian & Information Professionals by Tim Dennis, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Library (10 min)
    Discussion/questions (30-40 min)
    Closing remarks (5 min)

    Additional links to informative material

    UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

    UNESCO Open Science Hub

    Avoid conflict with the following group (1)
    Education and Training on Handling of Research Data IG

    Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group
    Research Data have become a primary research asset that often requires continued access in the dynamic environment of mobile researchers, volatile repositories, transient products and short-lived standards. Libraries have looked after written research assets for centuries and now tackle the challenge of adapting their function to making data reliably accessible and re-usable.

    Group chair serving as contact person
    Su Nee Goh

    Meeting objectives
    The UNESCO established an international framework with the ‘UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science’ in November 2021. The breakout session will provide an opportunity to discuss how libraries could play a role in supporting UNESCO Open Science Recommendations. The discussion will be structured around the key objectives and areas of action of this Recommendation: 
    i. promoting a common understanding of open science, associated benefits and challenges, as well as diverse paths to open science;
    ii. developing an enabling policy environment for open science;
    iii. investing in open science infrastructures and services;
    iv. investing in human resources, training, education, digital literacy and capacity building for open science;
    v. fostering a culture of open science and aligning incentives for open science;
    vi. promoting innovative approaches for open science at different stages of the scientific process;
    vii. promoting international and multi-stakeholder cooperation in the context of open science and with view to reducing digital, technological and knowledge gaps. 
    The panel, together with facilitator, Iryna Kuchma, will invite the audience to actively contribute to the discussion.

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