On 5 February was held the last meeting of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP). Wolfram Koch, EuChemS representative, attented the meeting in Brussels on behalf of EuChemS.
The OSPP is an Advisory Group representing European research and innovation stakeholders with the mandate to provide advice on the development and implementation of Open Science (OS) policies in Europe. The EU Commission underlined the asset provided by feedback from stakeholders on Open Science. However, the renewal of the mandate is still unknow, as well as its potential reorganisation.
The Director General Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, emphasises the strong commitment of the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, to Open Science. Indeed, OS will be the core challenge of the new Commission ‘Green Deal’.
The OSPP also discussed the creation of a “registry of pilots and implementations to inspire best practices and new assessment mechanisms for Open Science.” The creation of this registry is a call for action on pilots and implementations of responsible metrics to inspire best practices and new assessment mechanisms for Open Science. Such a shift would enhance open knowledge practices in scholarly research. Among the benefits of this registry can be listed: the promotion of an ethical research conducted with integrity and more transparency, recognition of diverse outputs and contributors, easy access of research findings (data, publications, methods, e.g.) as well as an active engagement with the public.
Last, but not least, the preparation the final report of this mandate occupied a large a part of this OSPP meeting and first version was drafted.
You can check the Open Science Policy Platform website here