In the context of the first Open Science Policy Platform meeting, we issued a small survey asking the early career researchers from our member organisations about their view of Open Science.
A preliminary evaluation of results is available here.
One of the questions was how the young researchers would prioritize the suggested policy actions by the European Commission. The highest priorities from point of view of the surveyed researchers are to provide incentives to make scientific work openly available and to provide support for spreading good/best practices for a better knowledge circulation within science and society. Other high priorities are promoting a discussion on evaluation criteria of research, rewarding researchers engaged in Open Science activities, and experimenting with more open and transparent peer review.
A more detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the survey is being worked on and will be made available by the end of the year. The YEAR Board is very pleased and honoured to be part of this outstanding initiative by the European Commission and is really looking forward to the common activities which follow the OSPP kick-off meeting. – More news to follow…