Open Research is a new way of working which supports researchers all round the world to store, share and reuse their outputs with the wider community. This means everyone can access insights and knowledge much sooner, helping to advance research and support reproducibility. Find out more about what Open Research is, and why we’re supporting it: https://wellcome.ac.uk/open-research.
The Open Research Toolkit contains information, resources and good practice examples related to all aspects of open research, including policy, governance, pathways and processes. It also includes resources for individual researchers interested in engaging in open research practices and training materials for support services fostering open research within their organisations.
The Open Research Toolkit was created by the Open Research Working Group, comprising representatives of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL). The Toolkit supports Australasian institutions to implement or further develop open research policy, strategy and practice.
During the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) General Conference held 9-24 November 2021, members agreed on a new Recommendation on Open Science.
This Recommendation outlines:
Response from Open Access Australasia and CAUL:
"The adoption of the UNESCO Open Science Recommendation at the 41st Session of its General Conference this week in Paris is a strong global signal of the importance of a coherent approach to open science. Open science is an inclusive and ambitious endeavour, needed for equitable access to knowledge. The UNESCO Recommendation explicitly recognises the breadth of open science and the importance of each of its components including open access to research, open data, open educational resources, open source software, source code, and hardware".
We therefore encourage you to take a look at the Recommendation, and think how you can use it in your own planning and advocacy.
Response from Australia's Chief Scientist:
How the United Nations’ new ‘open science framework’ could speed up the pace of discovery
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