Programme / Thematic session II./b The paths to fully open access science across the Global South‹ back to Programme lister
Wednesday / 7 DEC
17:00 - 18:30
We face global, existential threats. From health emergencies to climate change, we see and feel them now. Managing and reversing these threats will require political will, global collaboration, and scientific breakthrough at a scale not yet seen.
On all those counts, success will depend on the widespread sharing of all the latest scientific knowledge. As the Covid emergency taught us, when we trust, open, and share scientific research globally, we can mobilise, innovate, and save lives.
But now we need to do more. Open access science – the publication of research that is globally shared, free to read and open to all, without restrictions or paywalls – will be key to success.
This panel discussion will offer insight into the challenges and opportunities that mark the transition to fully open access science – for scientists, institutions, and policymakers across the Global South.
Can lessons be learnt from the growing public and policy support for open access science in Europe and the US? How can scientific and civic communities across the Global South unlock the benefits of greater access to scientific research and the breakthroughs that flow from them?
- Jean-Claude Burgelman, ed in chief//director, Frontiers Policy Labs and Frontiers Planetary Prize
- Tshiamo Motshegwa, Director AOSP, National Research Foundation
- Ellen R. Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Services at Stellenbosch University