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Embedding Open Science in Reality
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Abstract: The Open Science (OS) movement has achieved extraordinary results in very few years. In this paper I argue it is now necessary to embed OS in the wider ecosystem of research and innovation, acknowledging some of the outstanding issues that need to be resolved as it beds down into the way research is done in the future. By sticking to a purest approach to OS its impact and current momentum may be lost. Digital technologies and global connectivity have ensured that OS is here to stay and will continue to expand its influence in the future. However, OS cannot stand aloof from what is the reality of what is happening elsewhere otherwise it will do a disservice to itself and the challenges facing the world.
Keywords: Open Science; Closed science; Data
I am grateful to Kostas Glinos for his comments and also for inviting me to chair the first high level group to look at the future of scientific data in Europe that led to the creation of the Research Data Alliance (RDA).
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Wood, J.: Embedding open science in reality. Data Intelligence 3(1), 106-115 (2021). doi: 10.1162/dint_a_00083
John Wood
Professor John Wood CBE, FREng, initially a metallurgist, is currently chair of the ATTRACT advisory board based at CERN in conjunction with other EIROforum members seeking to develop future disruptive technologies. He is currently chair of the Ciemat Advisory Board in Madrid (the Spanish Energy Research Institute). He has held academic posts at the Open University, Nottingham University and Imperial College (as Principal of the Faculty of Engineering). From 2001–2007 he was chief executive of the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils. Currently he holds visiting chairs at Imperial College, Brunel, Cranfield and Liverpool Hope Universities and has honorary doctorates from universities in Romania, Ghana and India. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was made a CBE in 2007 for “services to science.” In 2010 he was made an “Officer of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.” He is an honorary citizen of the city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania. He remains an adviser to several worldwide universities, governments and the European Commission. He is a trustee of the Episcopal University of South Sudan and a council member of Brunel University. He is a non-executive director of a number of companies including being chair of AquAffirm a company specializing in detecting arsenic and other dangerous substances in drinking water. After his academic career he became Secretary-General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities until 2017 and is now a Commissioner for the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission.
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