Final Report of the Open Science Policy Platform
(First mandate May 2016-May 2018. Second mandate May 2018- May 2020)
This final report of the EU Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) provides a brief overview of its four-year mandate from 2016 to 2020, followed by an update on progress by each stakeholder group over the past two years since the publication of the OSPP’s recommendations across the European Commission’s eight ambitions on Open Science, (OSPP-Recommendations).
This summary of Practical Commitments for Implementation with specific examples of progress by each stakeholder community across Europe is followed by a perspective from each group on the major outstanding blockers to progress and possible next steps. The group of 25 key stakeholder representatives have then come together to propose a vision for moving beyond Open Science to create a shared research knowledge system by 2030.
Download the report ( 2.0 MB)
5th Meeting OSPP-M2
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the fifth and final time during their second mandate on 5 February 2020. ( Agenda ( 200 KB) )
The Director General of DG RTD addressed the OSPP, mentioned the Green Deal as a game changer and stressed the importance of Open Science, to work across sectors, to achieve disruption.
The OSPP discussed setting up a registry of Open Science Indicators and Rewards system implementation, OS initiatives and possible follow up by OSPP, the survey on characteristics of Citizen Science, and the structure of the Final Report of the OSPP.
The minutes ( 226 KB) of this meeting have also been adopted.
4th Meeting OSPP-M2
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the fourth time during their second mandate on 22 October 2019. ( Agenda ( 307 KB) )
The meeting was held in Helsinki during the Finnish EU presidency and hosted by the Laurea University of Applied Science.
The OSPP discussed options to pilot “Indicators for Engagement with Open Science” and presentations were made on how to define good citizen science practices as well as on the possible inclusion of open science in European University networks.
The minutes ( 483 KB) of this meeting have also been adopted.
3rd Meeting OSPP-M2
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the third time during their second mandate on 12 April 2019. ( Agenda ( 667 KB) )
The OSPP discussed “Indicators for Engagement with Open Science” and a presentation was made on the work of the working group of OSPP (Indicators Task Force) on this subject matter as a response to the expert group report on Indicators.
During the meeting OSPP also discussed their mandate, the need to focus more on primary actors for OS implementation and to define “OSPP success” criteria.
The minutes ( 702 KB) of this meeting have also been adopted.
2nd Meeting OSPP-M2
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the second time during their second mandate on 30 January 2019. ( Agenda ( 613 KB) )
The Director General of DG RTD addressed the OSPP and stressed the importance of Open Science for European science.
The chair reminded the OSPP of its task to provide practical advice on how to implement OS policy.
The OSPP discussed several expert group reports and the Roadmaps for Indicators for Open Science and Citizen Science.
The minutes ( 546 KB) of this meeting have also been adopted.
1st Meeting OSPP-M2
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the first time during their second mandate on 28 September 2018. ( Agenda ( 83 KB) )
New working methods were discussed and the new chair explained the rationale behind planning stakeholder-meetings and working towards Practical Commitments for Implementation.
The OSPP discussed Plan S after an introduction by Science Europe.
The OSPP discussed their final deliverables (Competitiveness Council May 2020)
The minutes ( 248 KB) of this first meeting have also been adopted.
Integrated advice of the Open Science Policy Platform on 8 prioritised Open Science ambitions
The Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) adopted on the 22nd of April 2018 a set of prioritised actionable recommendations concerning the eight Open Science ambitions of Commissioner Moedas. These recommendations constitute an integrated advice on all Open Science ambitions of Commissioner Moedas.
These actionable recommendations from the OSPP are the next step towards the longer-term vision articulated by Open Science consultations and expert groups set up by the EC and other organisations in Europe and worldwide. The recommendations have been split up into the eight priorities identified from the European Open Science Agenda , namely:
- Rewards and Incentives
- Research Indicators and Next-Generation Metrics
- Future of Scholarly Communication
- European Open Science Cloud
- FAIR Data
- Research Integrity
- Skills and Education
- Citizen Science
5th Meeting OSPP
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the fifth time on 2 March 2018. ( Agenda ( 137 KB) )
The combined recommendations ( 363 KB) for the embedding of open Science were presented and adopted.
The OSPP discussed a paper on Citizen Science ( 125 KB) , which has been adopted by the OSPP.
The OSPP is scheduled to deliver integrated advice on all eight Open Science ambitions by the end of April 2018 for the May Competitiveness Council.
The Minutes ( 345 KB) of this fifth meeting have also been adopted.
The OSPP Working group reports are respectively: Evaluation of Research Careers fully acknowledging Open Science Practice Awards, incentives and/or recognition for researchers practicing Open Science ( 646 KB) and Providing researchers with the skills and competencies they need to practice Open Science ( 140 KB) and have been adopted.
4th Meeting OSPP
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the fourth time on 13 October 2017. ( Agenda ( 349 KB) )
The OSPP Working Group on Altmetrics presented their recommendations on Next-Generation Metrics. The recommendations ( 171 KB) have been adopted by the OSPP .
The OSPP is scheduled to adopt reports on Rewards and Skills at the following fifth meeting of the OSPP on 2 March 2018.
The Minutes ( 160 KB) of this fourth meeting have also been adopted.
3rd Meeting OSPP
The Open Science Policy Platform met for the third time on 20 March 2017. ( Agenda ( 250 KB) )
Commissioner Moedas addressed the OSPP and engaged with the OSPP during a round-table discussion on Open Access Publishing, the European Open Science Cloud. He engaged the OSPP members also to put forward ideas on how to better connect with citizens on research and innovation policy.
The OSPP adopted consensual reports on the European Open Science Cloud ( 128 KB) and on Open Access Publishing ( 266 KB) . A first discussion on the final report of the Expert Group on Altmetrics took place. The OSPP is scheduled to adopt a report on the subject matter at the following fourth meeting of the OSSP on 13 October 2017.
The OSPP adopted a working schedule ( 270 KB) which will allow the OSSP to address all 8 Open Science Ambitions of the Commissioner
The minutes of this third meeting ( 128 KB) has also been adopted.
The Commissioner has reported on the progress of OSPP ( 238 KB) at the 30 May 2017 Competitiveness Council.
2nd Meeting OSPP
Commissioner Moedas addressed the OSPP and engaged with the OSPP in a broad discussion on the European Open Science Cloud and Open Access Publishing.
The discussion on the European Open Science Cloud was guided by three introductions:
George Komoutsalis (CancerLinq and previously NIH), Matthew Scott (GÉANT) and Bob Jones (CERN).
The minutes of the meeting ( 323 KB) have adopted at the third meeting of the OSSP in March 2017
1st Meeting OSPP
Commissioner Moedas addressed the meeting and a first exchange among the Members of the Platform and the Commissioner on three ambitions of the Commissioner, e.g. the development of new business models for open access publications, making 'Open Data' FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-useable) and fostering Scientific Integrity took place. All stakeholders of the Platform embraced this Part of the Open Science Agenda and promised to get back to the Commissioner by the end of this year with 'actionable' points on those issues.
Members of the OSPP
The Members of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) have been nominated. Commissioner Moedas, during the 27 May Competitiveness Council, will announce the Members of the Platform and he will inform the Member States on the role of the Policy Platform in further developing a European Open Science Policy Agenda.
About the OSPP
The Directorate-General for Research and Innovation will establish a Commission Expert Group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe.
A call for expressions of interest with a view to selecting members of the High-Level Advisory Group 'Open Science Policy Platform' (OSPP) was published on 22 February 2016. The members of the Open Science Policy Platform will be announced at the Competitiveness Council on 26 and 27 May 2016. The group will consist of 20-30 high-level representatives of the broad constituency of European (open) science stakeholders.
The mandate of the Open Science Policy Platform is to:
- advise the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, in line with the priority of Commissioner Moedas to radically improve the quality and impact of European science
- function as a dynamic, stakeholder-driven mechanism for bringing up and addressing issues of concern for the European science and research community and its representative organisations, following five broad lines for actions which are presented in the draft European Open Science Agenda ( 124 KB)
- support policy formulation by helping to identify the issues to be addressed and providing recommendations on the policy actions required
- support policy implementation, contributing to reviewing best practices, drawing policy guidelines and encouraging their active uptake by stakeholders
- provide advice and recommendations on any cross-cutting issue affecting Open Science
- Terms of reference OSPP-M2 (2018)
- Bios of nominated Members of the Open Science Policy Platform 1.0 MB
- List of Nominated Members of the Open Science Policy Platform (2018 – 2020) 677 KB
- Overview of funded projects on Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation 545 KB
- Draft European Open Science Agenda (February 2016) 124 KB