Eurodoc input on UNESCO Open Science Recommendation | Eurodoc
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In October 2019, during its 40th General Conference, UNESCO set out its intention to draft a Recommendation on Open Science (OS) to be adopted by Member States in 2021. To build a global consensus on OS, UNESCO decided to adopt an “inclusive, transparent and consultative process”, including an online survey, which they launched in February 2020. A first draft of the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science was published on 31 December 2020, and a second draft is expected to be published by the end of March 2021. Eurodoc participated in the whole process to express the European early-career researchers’ point of view on Open Science. Eurodoc considers Open Science to be a main pillar in career development and evaluation of ECRs andn 19 January 2021, Eurodoc sent a comment on the first draft of the Recommendation on Open Science to UNESCO, identifying key aspects and obstacles on the path towards OS. Among the key aspects, Eurodoc highlighted the importance of training and support on OS practices and skills, and of the implementation of a proper reward system, including ECRs’ career assessment. Among the obstacles, Eurodoc directed UNESCO’s attention to the imbalances between different countries, institutions and disciplines that could hinder the spread of OS.