Open science - for whom?

Martin Dominik*, Justine Germo Nzweundji, Nova Ahmed, Sandro Carnicelli, Nurzatil Sharleeza Mat Jalaluddin, David Fernandez Rivas, Vanny Narita, Shymaa Enany, Clarissa Rios Rojas

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Abstract

Who can participate in Open Science and whose interests are served? Open Science in principle holds the potential to reduce inequality, but this is not going to happen unless it operates within a consistent framework and environment that supports this goal. Unequal power and opportunities from institutional to global level constitutes a major obstacle to human development, while we need to appreciate diversity as a key asset. How can we build an equitable global research ecosystem in accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that recognises science as a global common good and an integral part of the shared cultural heritage of humankind?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalData Science Journal
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • open science
  • global equity
  • strategic development goals
  • open access
  • research culture

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