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Open Science Policy Platform announced

The Members of the high-level advisory group Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) were announced by Commissioner Moedas during the 27 May Competitiveness Council. OpenAIRE is pleased to report that the list of OSPP nominees includes our Project Director Natalia Manola, research associate at the University of Athens, representing open science platforms/intermediaries. Also included is OpenAIRE Scientific Coordinator Norbert Lossau, Vice President of the University of Goettingen, nominated by the European University Association (EUA) to represent universities. Finally, OpenAIRE Advisory Board member Eva Méndez Rodríguez of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has also been nominated as representative for the Young European Research Universities Network (YERUN).

Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE Project DirectorOf her nomination, Natalia Manola said “It's a wonderful honor to be able to represent OpenAIRE’s diverse and energetic community on the Open Science Policy Platform, not only to be able to report on the practical aspects of Open Science implementation as encountered by our 33 National Open Access Desks, but also to be able to bring our experience to bear on examining the latest trends and novel ideas for sustainable OA archiving and publishing as these emerge from the broader scholarly community.”
The OSPP will advise on the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe and promote the adoption of agreed-upon best practices among a diverse range of stakeholders, including universities, funding bodies, research organizations, and libraries. The OSPP will form working groups targeting a range of pressing topics in Open Science such as rewards, altmetrics, new publishing business models, research integrity, Citizen Science and FAIR open data.
Norbert Lossau, OpenAIRE Scientific Coordinator
Norbert Lossau adds, “The Open Science Policy Platform  gives universities the opportunity to impact on the future of science policy in Europe. At this crucial time of large scale Open Access implementation, innovative quality assurance and peer review as well as novel research data infrastructures I look forward to representing the views of EUA in pushing this agenda further.

A balanced make-up of prominent names from across the spectrum of Open Science, including research organisations, academies/learned societies, funding organisations, citizen science, publishing and libraries should make the OSPP effective in representing the range of competing Open Science stakeholders.