UNESCO launches a global call for best practices in open science

Further to the adoption of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science in November 2021, UNESCO is launching a Global Call for Best Practices in Open Science.
Illustration of online contributions

The resulting compendium of best practices will be a useful tool to better understand the current landscape of open science, share lessons learned, identify and connect open science actors around the world, and further develop innovative solutions for open science in a collaborative, inclusive and transparent manner.

UNESCO is aiming to collect best practices in open science at individual, institutional, national, regional and international levels with a particular focus on the seven priority areas of action highlighted in the Recommendation, namely:

  1. Promoting a common understanding of open science, associated benefits and challenges, as well as diverse paths to open science
  2. Developing an enabling policy environment for open science
  3. Investing in open science infrastructures and services
  4. Investing in human resources, training, education, digital literacy and capacity building for open science
  5. Fostering a culture of open science and aligning incentives for open science
  6. Promoting innovative approaches for open science at different stages of the scientific process
  7. Promoting international and multi-stakeholder cooperation in the context of open science and with a view to reducing digital, technological and knowledge gaps

If you are involved in an open science initiative that you consider to be a good example or best practice in open science, please provide your input to the survey in English, French or Spanish.

The resulting compendium will be broadly disseminated and will be available for everyone’s use.

UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science