Report: Science Ecosystem 2.0: how will change occur?

book-933088_640The advent of Open Science and the digital technologies enabling open science is facing researchers with many changes in the way they are doing science, communicating science, and being evaluated. Connected Researcher does its part by helping researchers transition towards a more open and collaborative science by introducing them specialized digital tools.

But the European Commission, led by the commissioner for research, science and innovation Carlos Moedas, has also been very pro-active at looking at how the research and innovation ecosystems are being effected by digital technologies and other changes in organizational and work habits. They have launched major public consultation in the summer of 2014 and have now started to suggest rather ambitious policy actions (such as the launch of a common Cloud for researchers).

I was commissioned a report describing what the future of Science and innovation ecosystem could look like in an Open Science world. The report was commissioned as part of the activities of the Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts” (RISE) high level group. The mission of the RISE group is described on the EC’s website as follows.

RISE gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science and to the European Commission. It focuses on how to best use EU research, innovation, and science policy to address the European growth model and to create the conditions for a different type of growth, a growth that is smart, economically and environmentally sustainable, and socially inclusive for the EU and associated countries within a globalized world.

have a look if you are interested. The report is available on the European data sharing platform Zenodo: