Nov 2 – 5, 2020
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

EU-Open Science Policy Platform - From Recommendations to Practical implementation

Nov 3, 2020, 10:00 AM



Rebecca Lawrence (F1000 Research)


The EU Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) is a High-Level Advisory Group established by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (RTD) of the European Commission (EC) in May 2016, comprising 26 expert representatives of the broad constituency of European science stakeholders. In May 2020, the OSPP published its final report gathering the work achieved by the OSPP during its two mandates, helping the EC to discuss and practically implementing Open Science in the European Research landscape. This report reviews the Practical Commitments for Implementation (PCIs) of Open Science practices made by each of the actors in the system and discusses potential blockers (and next steps) to progress. It then goes on to call on all European Member States and other relevant actors from the public and private sectors to help co-create, develop and maintain a ‘Research System based on shared knowledge’ by 2030. This presentation will provide a summary of the key points and issues addressed by the report.

Short bio:
Rebecca Lawrence is Managing Director of F1000 Research Ltd. She was responsible for the launch of F1000Research in 2013 and has subsequently led the initiative behind the launches of many funder- and institution-based publishing platforms that aim to provide a new trajectory in the way scientific findings and data are communicated.

She was a member of the European Commission’s Open Science Policy Platform, chairing their work on next-generation indicators and their integrated advice: OSPP-REC, and Editor of their final report. She is also a member of the US National Academies (NASEM) Committee on Advanced and Automated Workflows. She has been co-Chair of many working groups on data and peer review, including for Research Data Alliance (RDA) and ORCID, and is an Advisory Board member for DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). She has worked in STM publishing for over 20 years, is an Associate of the Royal College of Music, and holds a PhD in Pharmacology.

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