Open Science aims to open up the entire research cycle to society, from the decision
on the research line to the application and impact on society. It also seeks to reinforce
the idea that scientific knowledge is a public good. The UOC is reaffirming its
commitment to this principle and co-organizing the “Open Science: From Values to
Practice. Building a Road Map for a Transformative Change” conference as part of
Biocat and “la Caixa” Foundation’s B·Debate initiative.
UOC Vice President of Globalization and Cooperation Pastora Martínez Samper will
coordinate the Research Evaluation session that will focus on current ways of
evaluating research, analysing the aspects susceptible to change for a real transition to
Open Science and exploring possible alternatives for this transformation process.
The conference, which will be held in English, is designed to be informative and act as
a call to action. The event itself seeks to collectively draw up specific recommendations
to serve as a guide for the preparation and implementation of policies promoting the
practice of Open Science in Catalonia and Spain.
This B·Debate is aimed at the scientific community, policy makers and funders, civil
society organizations and the educational community. It will address the four main
trends of Open Science: 1) open access; 2) research integrity and reproducibility; 3)
research evaluation, and 4) stakeholder engagement.