Thanks to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the relationship between UOC research and social improvement is clearer and stronger than ever. To play our part, we are committed to opening up knowledge with and for everyone.
The UOC has joined a number of initiatives and think tanks that are calling for change to some of the policies governing the world of research, which cover everything from the original idea for a line of research to the assessment of researchers' work. By way of example, we have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and the UOC's Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation, Pastora Martínez Samper, represents Spain in the European University Association's (EUA) Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science.
Moreover, the UOC has drafted an action plan to promote open knowledge and training in responsible research and innovation (RRI) at the University.
The research group Digital Commons (Dimmons) is to thank for Barcelona's collaborative economic policies. It is also a member of an international network of cities.
The research group Care and Preparedness in the Network Society (CareNet) contributes to the role of care in disaster management
The Decidim project works with municipal councils from around the world to promote more democratic and participative societies.
The underlying objective of the eHealth Center is to usher in a paradigm shift in health and to empower citizens and professionals through technology.