Libraries' Role in Supporting UNESCO Open Science Recommendations

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31 Oct 2022
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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.

Meeting agenda: 


Collaborative session notes:

  1. Logging in and getting settled (5 min)
  2. Introduction (5 min)
  3. Group status update (5 min)
  4. 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)

Target Audience: 

Library Professionals, Data Professionals, Archivists, Publishers, Research Support Staff, Researchers

Group chair serving as contact person: 
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.

Short Group Status: 

Recognised & Endorsed

Type of Meeting: 
Informative meeting
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Meeting presenters: 
Iryna KUCHMA (facilitator). Panel: Christopher ERDMANN, Birgit SCHMIDT, Susanna Nykyri,. Online: Tim DENNIS, Jennifer GU, Naresh KUMAR and Su-Nee GOH
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