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Open science

Monday, February 27, 2023

Open Science

Open science combines various movements, practices and actions that aim to make scientific research from all fields accessible to everyone for the benefits of scientists and society as a whole. By promoting science that is more accessible, inclusive and transparent, open science furthers the right of everyone to share in scientific advancement and its benefits as stated in Article 27.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

This session will introduce the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science, which recognizes communication as essential for truly open and equitable science. Panellists will discuss the steps that countries and science actors are taking to transition to open science in different contexts. Participants will be asked to help develop guidance on nurturing effective open science journalism: What role does journalism play in open science? How can the transition to open science support science journalism?

Guillermo Anlló is Senior Programme Specialist of UNESCO's STI Policy Program for Latin America and the Caribbean, where he is responsible for regional activities in STI Policy Advice, Open Science; STEM Education, Science Communication, Gender and STEM, STI Information, Promotion of Basic Sciences and Engineering, Society-Science-Policy Relationship, Science and Diplomacy. He has a degree in Economics from UBA and a master's degree in Science, Technology and Society from Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina. He has specialised in science, technology and innovation STI policies, bioeconomy and innovation indicators.

Yesenia Olaya Requene is Vice Minister of Talent and Social Appropriation of Knowledge of Minciencias. During her professional career, she has led the inclusion and academic training of students from 26 countries in Latin America, the United States, and Europe, including social leaders, public officials, undergraduate and graduate students, in the field of Afro-Latin American studies. She has a doctorate in anthropology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and has served as academic coordinator of the Certificate in Afro-Latin American Studies of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.

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