ABOUT THE RESOURCE
This brochure describes EIFL’s contribution to implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, the first-ever international standard for open science, that was formally adopted by UNESCO’s 193 Member States in November 2021.
EIFL participated in the development of the Recommendation through the UNESCO Global Open Science Partnership, which brought together open science stakeholders from across the world in an inclusive consultative process. Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, was one of 30 international experts appointed by UNESCO’s Director-General to serve on the Advisory Committee that advised the global partnership and prepared a draft recommendation.
The Recommendation identifies seven key areas of action for achieving its objectives. The two-page brochure, which is based on a feature article published in EIFL’s 2022 Annual Report, focuses on EIFL’s contribution to three actions:
- Developing an enabling policy environment for open science
- Investing in open science infrastructures and services
- Investing in human resources, training, education, digital literacy and capacity building for open science