ALLEA has launched a task force dedicated to open science and chaired by Luke Drury (Royal Irish Academy). The ALLEA Open Science Task Force will contribute to the development, coordination and implementation of Open Science policies and initiatives with an emphasis on issues relevant to the European Research Area.
The group will draw on the expertise of ALLEA’s national academy members in promoting science as a global public good that is as open as possible and as closed as necessary and paying close attention to specific considerations of the social sciences and humanities.
The task force will:
- work together with the Global Young Academy in assisting the creation and implementation of the European Commission Open Access publishing platform;
- contribute to the expert consultations on the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science;
- liaise with other pertinent stakeholder organisations on Open Science.
- amplify the voice of the European Academies in this policy area
Past work on Open Science
ALLEA has actively contributed to the open science debate since the early 2000s through various initiatives and working groups. Recently, it published the ALLEA Response to Plan S , the open access proposal initiated by European funders, as well as the policy paper Towards Implementing the European Open Science Cloud.
For more information on the rationale behind the task force, check out Luke Drury’s op-ed on the ALLEA Digital Salon.