FYI, I just stumbled upon a new consultation started by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on setting a standard for open science:
UNESCO, as the United Nations Agency with a mandate for Science, is the legitimate global organization enabled to build a coherent vision of Open Science and a shared set of overarching principles and shared values. That is why, at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference, 193 Member States tasked the Organization with the development of an international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science.
UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science will be prepared through a regionally balanced, multistakeholder, inclusive and transparent consultation process. This process is guided by an Open Science Advisory Committee and is expected to lead to the adoption of the Recommendation by UNESCO Member States in 2021.
As UNESCO launches its consultation process on Open Science, an online survey is designed to conduct inputs from all the regions and the interested stakeholders, about aspects, benefits and challenges of Open Science across the globe.
All Open Science stakeholders, including scientists and scientific institutes, science publishers, science policy makers etc., are encouraged to participate and to share their insights trough a global survey. In addition, you can help the collection of a broader perspective on Open Science by sharing this survey among your network.
I suspect people here might be interested in giving comments for this important consultation. I’ll certainly pitch in a submit my comments.