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This essay from Janet Napolitano, written as she concluded her tenure as president of the University of California system, advocates for all universities to take a stand in support of open science. Open access to research is, in her view, critical for the advance of both science and society.
This paper examines best practices in changing current research practices, in support of a more open, collaborative environment. It includes four case studies that demonstrate how progress is being made at universities around the world.
In this Scientific American op-ed, Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University, and Greg Tananbaum, Director of the Open Research Funders Group, make the case that this singular moment in time – COVID-19, the attendant economic fallout, and the long overdue racial justice reckoning – represents a great opportunity to reorient toward open science. They provide actionable guidance to universities and funders, and they highlight the many examples of funders, schools, and societies tangibly implementing open strategies.
Part of the Roundtable's "toolkit", this narrative communicates the benefits of open science using succinct, approachable language. One way to think about its possible deployment is to envision an academic administrator or senior leader at a philanthropy who has a vague notion that open science is something they should better understand. This piece, if successfully executed, will make the affirmative case as to why the open approach to the research endeavor is preferable to the status quo, and what the benefits to society will be if it is adopted at scale.