Last July I attended “Accelerating the Adoption of Open Science”, a week-long open science summit co-organized by CERN and NASA in Geneva, Switzerland. In the following I want to share some outcomes from the event.

At the meeting, more than a hundred institutional stakeholders committed to accelerating the transition to a more open, participatory, equitable, robust, and sustainable research ecosystem.

The closing statement of the summit is now available online.

The community has produced translations to French, Spanish, German, Arabic and Chinese.

Commitments include working on context-specific guidance on key dimensions to accelerate open science institutionalization, including:

  • Sustaining open research infrastructure,
  • Supporting training opportunities for current and future researchers,
  • Aligning funding opportunities and recognition schemes,
  • Developing effective means for evaluating and rewarding effective open science practices,
  • Promoting links among open research and broader societal impacts,
  • Engaging with the broader research community to align values, policies, and procedures in a manner that harmonizes, catalyzes, and scales open science,
  • Fostering a culture of evidence-based open research, science, and scholarship.

An ongoing call to action is now open to anyone interested in joining four different working groups: Sustainable & interoperable open Infrastructure, Incentives, Equitable Open Science, and Evidence-based open research policy.

If you are interested in learning more about what happened at the Open Science Summit, you can check out the event's Zenodo community. There you find all slides as well as summaries of each day. Here are the direct links to my sketch-note summaries:


Some impressions:

I love that the event turned into more than "just" a 5-day meeting and I am very much looking forward to seeing, what will come out of the working groups.

A big thanks to the organizing team of this wonderful event 👏. I enjoyed it so much and made many potentially life-changing connections in the process. But more on that in a future post...

Thanks also to the Open Research Funders Group for continuing the engagement and organizing the working groups.

All the best,


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