Opening the library doors…

by GYA Executive Committee member Anna Harris (University of Maastricht, Netherlands)  (Note: Many thanks to GYA Senior Communications Officer Jim Curtiss for his collaboration on this post.)   Facing a paywall A few years ago while I was precariously positioned between short-term contracts, I was invited to write an article on a topic I’d previously […]

Executive Committee member reports on UNESCO meeting on Scientific Integrity

On 9 December 2021 a global digital exchange of ideas and experiences on Scientific Integrity for stakeholders from UNESCO-related networks and science policy was hosted by the German Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with UNESCO’s Sectors for the Natural Sciences and the Social and Human Sciences. GYA Executive Committee Member Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran) represented the GYA […]

Two Open Science publications in CODATA

Members of the GYA working group on Open Science, together with members from the Global working group on Open Science, have led the publication of two articles on Open Science in CODATA (Committee on Data of the International Council for Science), one on “Open Science – For Whom?” and another on “Barriers to Full Participation […]

GYA represented at ISC 2021 General Assembly

In 2020, the GYA became an Affiliate Member of the International Science Council (ISC). The ISC strives to be the global voice for science, and promotes science as a global public good. The online General Assembly (GA) in October 2021 brought ISC members – international science unions, science academies and organisations – together to review […]

GYA 2021 AGM and International Conference “Trust in Science”

The GYA held its second online Annual General Meeting from 1-4 June, together with an online International Conference of Young Scientists on the topic “Trust in Science”, which was open to public participation. Over 170 GYA members and alumni and over 490 external guests from 114 countries registered to take part in sessions throughout the […]

Open Research Europe publishing platform launches

As a partner in the consortium that has been developing the Open Research Europe (ORE) publishing platform, the GYA is pleased to announce that the European Commission has now officially launched this open access publishing platform for scientific articles that present the results of research funded by Horizon 2020, and soon Horizon Europe. The first […]

GYA and partners shaping “The Future of Peer Review”

ALLEA, the Global Young Academy (GYA), and STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) published today the summary of a series of cross-sectoral workshops on the future of peer review in an open, digital world. Experts from across the world, representing different cultural and disciplinary traditions of peer review, convened virtually in November 2020 to discuss […]

GYA co-organises round tables on “The Future of Peer Review”

Two cross-sectoral expert roundtables – co-organised by ALLEA, the GYA, and STM – will discuss the future of peer review in an open, digital world and will explore which models can best serve and reward the research community in both an enhanced and sustainable way. While there is universal agreement that peer review is an […]

GYA-UNESCO e-Workshop: Open Science from a Global Perspective

The Global Young Academy’s first ever e-Conference provided an opportunity for a first GYA pre-conference e-workshop, on 25 June 2020, which focused on Open Science. Open Science is a global movement that plays out in many different ways at the local level and therefore requires coordinated global, regional, national and local action. UNESCO is the […]

The GYA is proud to introduce Open Research Europe

Introducing Open Research Europe: A new publishing platform launched by the European Commission. The platform will provide all Horizon 2020 beneficiaries and their collaborators with an easy, high quality venue to publish Horizon 2020 funded research at no cost and in full compliance with the Commission’s open access policies. The launch of the platform is […]