Red to Green: From recommendations to action and evidence | ICOR
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"Incentivizing Collaborative and Open Science (ICOR) is a group of open-research stakeholders who are building a new initiative designed to move from ideas into implementation. The newly launched website will serve as a communication hub for the growing number of projects planned and underway to improve transparency and collaboration throughout the research lifecycle. ICOR seeks to build a body of evidence, collecting data from individual pilots and projects, to help policy-makers and advocates build the case for open and collaborative research.
Over the past 18 months, ICOR has been gathering the collective knowledge of funders, researchers, organizations and academic administrators with similar goals about infusing openness and collaboration into all aspects of research. This group has strategized how to actively transform the status quo, closed research cycle to one that is inclusive, open, and collaborative. With the many emerging sets of recommendations and plans coming from governments, NGOs, and funding organizations, this is the time to take action and focus on implementation.
The opening page of IncentivizingOpen.org illustrates dynamically how we imagine moving from a mostly closed research cycle (Red) to a mostly open cycle (Green). We have identified opportunities that address impediments at each stage, as identified in recommendations by study groups and think tanks over the past two decades.
Ten unified projects – involving progressive and interdisciplinary research teams – are proposed to implement practical, real-life solutions involving tools and processes to build evidence for a culture of sharing and collaboration. We’ve checked off many of these urgencies as summarized in the latest UNESCO report on open science practices:..."