The Minister of Science emphasized that research funded from public resources should be available to the public

Tito José Cristian Borrero signed the resolution adopting the National Open Science Policy 2022-2031.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Tito José Cristian Borrero, has signed a resolution to approve National Open Science Policy 2022-2031.

This policy, promoted by Minciencias, as described in the portfolio, seeks to fill the gaps in scientific, technological and innovative knowledge in the country. “In addition, it will allow Opening up data and information, so that Colombians can access it Incorporating social aspirations into research processes, transforming problems into opportunities for growth and development,” they state from the Ministry of Science.

Open Science is aligned with the 2019 recommendations of the International Mission of the Wise (MIS) and aims to increase access, visibility, reproducibility and usefulness of scientific, technological and research data, resources, products and results. Expand training, accreditation, institutionalization and scientific infrastructure in the country.

The initiative recognizes Open data as important elements for generating social and economic valueIncreasing the response capacity of the national system for science, technology and innovation and the country in the face of emerging problems.

Minister Tito José Cristian spoke during the discussion, before signing the policy, about the challenges that must be faced when implementing the National Open Science Policy:

Our most important challenge as a ministry is Creating a culture of openness among all members of the national science, technology and innovation system, in accordance with international developments, developments in each discipline and the realities of our local contexts; Clarify not only national policies, but institutional‘, announced the head of the science portfolio.

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They expressed from the ministry that now, Colombians can benefit greatly from the national open science policy, because it is a practice that raises horizontal tiesNot only based on platforms that allow information and data to be shared at all stages of the research process, but also on the values ​​of trust, ethical commitment and social responsibility.

in this meaning, open flag It provides the possibility to enhance aspects of the democratic governance of science, through the dissemination of knowledge and capabilities of understanding, and promotes methods Public communication of science to present research findings to society.

The National Open Science Policy is divided into five main chapters:

First, it exposes Introduction and Critical Reconstruction Policy background, framed not only in the state, but in developments in the world around open science, international experiences and even commitments and agreements reached by the state in the international sphere appear.

In the second chapter, a policy logic, which should become a tool for the integration and democratization of knowledge; In the third part, a Concept review and the theoretical development of the topic in such a way that the discussion falls from epistemological frameworks, which constitute horizons of meaning to understand and interpret open science as a set of movements and practices that tend to advance towards societies that participate more actively in the construction of knowledge.

In the fourth chapter presents a Diagnostics on Open Science in Colombia, a primary and secondary research work that integrates communities interested in previous studies of policy; The fifth chapter presents the relevant elements of Definition of public policy for open scienceto propose development goals and actions, which, according to Mensencia, are set as a first exercise for the contributions of citizens, through workshops or focus groups, actors and institutions from different sectors, entities and functions in Knowledge series, in different parts of national geography.

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UNESCO calls for recognition of the transformative potential of open science to reduce inequality in science and technology, as well as an opportunity to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of the future of the planet.

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