Open Science fosters research communication that is inclusive, effective, and conducive to collaboration and discovery across fields and locations. The Working Group on Open Science aims to inform current transformations in publication systems, institutions and technologies by (1) garnering and voicing young researchers’ views on which scientific outputs should be disseminated, how, to whom and with which expectations; (2) investigating the challenges and opportunities involved in implementing Open Science mandates across highly diverse research environments; (3) promoting Open Science mandates across the GYA membership and collaborators.
For GYA members and alumni only: connect to the group, collaborate and discuss with other members on the GYA-internal Agora platform here.
The GYA Open Science working group is working together with key stakeholders in the Open Science movement and is actively promoting policy change towards Open Science. We promote an inclusive approach towards Open Science, with a special focus on Open Access, Open Data, Open Software and a new initiative on Open Conferences. While policy change towards Open Science is in full swing, we are also working to increase awareness of Open Science and its uptake by (young) scientists.
We have an ongoing collaboration with CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science) and the Research Data Alliance towards developing international training and policy guidelines on Open Data.
In 2019, the GYA – led by its Open Science working group – joined forces with COAlition S to develop a Plan S Monitor Task Force.
In 2020, the GYA became part of a consortium, led by F1000 Research, a leading Open Access publisher, and also including Eurodoc and LIBER as partners, that was awarded a contract to build and promote the European Commission’s free Open Access publishing platform for scientific articles – Open Research Europe.
You can discover more about this project on the GYA/F1000/Open Research Europe resource page.
In 2020, group members also joined the newly-established Global working group on Open Science, corrdinated by the GYA and including members from the GYA as well as from 25 National Young Academies from all over the world.