EC survey on rewards, education and skills for Open Science now open
20 April 2017
On behalf of the European Research Area Steering Group Human Resources and Mobility (ERA SGHRM), the European Commission has launched a survey on rewards, education and skills needed to promote Open Science.
The survey is composed of three questionnaires, one for universities, one for funders and one for individual researchers. The survey is open for contributions until 15 May 2017. The ERA SGHRM is the group composed of member states supporting the implementation and the monitoring of progress of EU policies for researchers and researchers’ careers and sees this initiative as a way to gather evidence across Europe to support the definition of appropriate Open Science policies in the years to come.
The questionnaire for universities has been developed by Professor Bernard Rentier, former Rector of the University of Liège and member of EUA’s Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science. The data gathered will be stored in an open repository. EUA will therefore benefit from this data, which will enrich its forthcoming publication “Open Access to Research Publications and Research Data” (to be released in the coming weeks).
Rewarding researchers’ careers and equipping them with the necessary education and skills to practice Open Science represents a new approach to research and teaching grounded in teamwork and collaboration. It also promises new ways of knowledge distribution based on digital information and communications technologies and tools. Rewards policies and research career assessment will also be discussed in the upcoming meeting of the Expert Group on 4 and 5 May in Brussels.