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Consultation on ‘Science 2.0’: Science in Transition
(This consultation is run jointly by DG Research & Innovation and DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology)
Policy field(s)
Science Policy
Target group(s)

Groups to be mainly targeted with the consultation are:

  • Universities and university associations
  • Research Performing Organisations
  • Research Funding Organisations
  • Scientific Libraries
  • Academies
  • Learned society
  • Scholarly Publishers and intermediaries
  • Businesses in the field of ‘Science 2.0’
Period of consultation
From 03.07.2014 to 30.09.2014
Objective of the consultation

‘Science 2.0’ describes the on-going evolution in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science. These changes in the dynamics of science and research are enabled by digital technologies and driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, as well as the need to address the Grand Challenges of our times. They have an impact on the entire research cycle, from the inception of research to its publication, as well as on the way in which this cycle is organised.
The goal of the consultation is to better understand the full societal potential of 'Science 2.0' as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.
The three main objectives of the consultation are: (1) to assess the degree of awareness amongst the stakeholders of the changing modus operandi; (2) to assess the perception of the opportunities and challenges and (3) to identify possible policy implications and actions to strengthen the competitiveness of the European science and research system by enabling it to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Science 2.0.

How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.
  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.
Contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
View the questionnaire

You can preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire ( 204 KB) to help you to prepare your response.

To submit a valid questionnaire you must at least answer all the compulsory questions (Block A) and click the "submit" button on the final page of the questionnaire. Partially completed questionnaires which have not been submitted will not be analysed but will be counted for statistical reasons.

Reference documents

Important information can be found in the background Paper: Public Consultation: ‘Science 2.0’: Science in Transition ( 138 KB)

Please read this before answering the questionnaire.

Contact details

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit A6, Science Policy, Foresight and Data

Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit C3, Digital Science


Postal addresses:

European Commission
DG Research & Innovation - Unit A6
Science Policy, Foresight and Data
B-1049 Brussels

European Commission
DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology - Unit C3
B-1049 Brussels

Results of consultation and next steps

Final report ( 637 KB)

Questionnaireszip 6 MB) where the person responding is identified

Questionnaireszip 3 MB) where the person responding has asked for anonymity

Position papers submitted by stakeholders ( zip 9 MB).

Note: 'Science 2.0 ®' is a registered trademark in the US of Science 2.0