SPARC Europe to facilitate high-level European OS policymaker group CoNOSC

15th October 2021News, Open Science

SPARC Europe is honoured to support the Council for National Open Science Coordination (CoNOSC) in their efforts to advance national European Open Science policies. The CoNOSC mission is to help countries create, update and cooordinate their national open science policies by sharing valuable insights from the network.

SPARC Europe will work with the CoNOSC group at least until the end of 2022. We will investigate the needs of today’s national Open Science (OS) policymakers and organise strategic OS policy meetings with high-level national OS Co-ordinators and ministry representatives to determine priorities for the coming year. We will facilitate discussion around important OS policy topics and showcase policy developments and outcomes to help resolve common challenges and stimulate synergies. We will also help build and expand the CoNOSC network.

Commenting on this co-operation, the CoNOSC Board stated “We are pleased to announce that CoNOSC has asked SPARC Europe to facilitate CoNOSC, and SPARC Europe will start work on this this month. Together, we look forward to taking CoNOSC to the next level: sharing knowledge and initiatives on OS policy in Europe with national open science policymakers to help make Open the default in Europe. We thank SPARC Europe and Vanessa Proudman for having accepted this important task.”

For more information on CoNOSC, see here.