Advancing Open Science in the EU and the US

Date: 27/06/2018 09:00 - 19:00
Location: Washington, DC, USA

Open Science is a movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of society – amateur or professional. This also includes citizen science paradigms.

The international scientific community is now embracing open science approaches. In the European Union (EU), Commissioner Carlos Moedas has set three goals for research and innovation policy: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World. In the United States (US), the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Act was signed into law in January 2018. But despite such high-level support, more work is needed to understand and measure the value of open science policies, and to understand how to foster international cooperation in this area.

This workshop seeks to bring together policymakers, funders, researchers, and other supporters of open science to discuss the opportunities and challenges for international cooperation in open science and related paradigms. The workshop will begin with keynote speeches and panels reporting on what has already been accomplished in the EU and US, and sharing goals as well as concrete plans for future work. Workshop attendees will also discuss opportunities for enhanced international cooperation in open science, including potential partnerships between stakeholders in the EU and US.

People, who cannot make it to the workshop in person, can attend via webcast which will be embedded on the event website at the start time of the event.

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