Open Science/Week 5: Common Understanding of Open Science

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Learning Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Explain the principles of Open Science as adopted in the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
  • Compare UNESCO’s definition of the scope of open science with alternative definitions.

Readings[edit | edit source]

Review relevant sections of UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science from last week (pages 7-33).[1]

Open Science Taxonomy. FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research), February 9, 2015, CC BY 4.0.[2]

Open Science Manifesto, Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet), 2017, CC BY-SA 2.0.[3]

Discussion Question[edit | edit source]

Consider how the principles of open science are presented in the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. If you were to make one meaningful revision to the principles, what would it be, and why? Is there an additional principle you would add? Is there one you would not include? Other options might be to combine two principles you see as related, or to break one of the current principles into two separate concepts.

Conclude your post with a question for others in the class.

Self-check Questions[edit | edit source]

1 What role do the open science principles play in UNESCO’s Recommendation on Open Science?

They establish conditions and practices to uphold the values of open science.
They define the boundaries of open science.
They summarize the responsibilities of the Member States.
They create a framework for evaluating open science initiatives.

2 The FOSTER Open Science Taxonomy most closely resembles which framework from the UNESCO Recommendation?

the four pillars that create an inclusive definition of open science
the four values that inform the open science principles
the six principles that uphold the values of open science
the seven key objectives and areas of action

3 Reproducibility is a feature of which of the following models of open science? Choose the best answer

FOSTER Open Science Taxonomy and principles of open science in the UNESCO Recommendation
FOSTER Open Science Taxonomy and OCSDNet Manifesto
FOSTER Open Science Taxonomy only.
Principles of open science in the UNESCO Recommendation only

4 Which of the following ideas is reflected in the UNESCO Recommendation’s principles and in the OCSDNet Manifesto, but not in the FOSTER taxonomy?

governmental policies
none of the above

5 Situated openness is one element of the OCSDNet Manifesto. To which principle of open science in the UNESCO Recommendation is it most similar?

equality of opportunities
collaboration, participation and inclusion

  1. UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  2. "Open Science Taxonomy". figshare. 2015-09-02. Retrieved 2021-12-16.
  3. "Open Science Manifesto". OCSDNet. Retrieved 2021-12-16.