This panel seeks to bring together policy makers at various levels of decision making (institutional, funder, regional, national) to discuss in practical terms the challenges and opportunities of open science adoption and implementation they encounter, as well as the ones posed towards international cooperation specifically in line with Unesco’s recommendations for the global community.
The panelists will touch upon issues on the mobilization of open science funds for scientific publications, the infrastructure for FAIR, the inclusion of relevant actors, the upskilling of our researchers and supporting staff, as well as local and global equity and inclusion.
Learning from the expertise of organizations who have already or are now tackling the challenges, we expect to derive practical and pragmatic recommendations for the way forward.
Mercè Crosas is a Catalan researcher specialized in open data.
A graduate in Physics from the University of Barcelona and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Rice University (Houston, Texas), Crosas spent six years at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as a pre/postdoc fellow. At Harvard University, she co-directed the Dataverse project, open-source software for publishing, conserving, citing, exploring, and analyzing research data, from 2006 to 2021. She is a co-author of FAIR data principles, and has contributed to the recommendations of the OECD for access to public data.
Crosas has worked with biotechnology companies, leading the development of computer systems for data management and analysis. She has been Harvard University Information Technology Research Data Management Officer, and Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS).
Since May 2021, Crosas has been the Secretary of Open Government in the Department of Foreign Action and Open Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Aisén Etcheverry Escudero is a lawyer from the University of Chile and Masters of Laws from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She has been a visiting professor at the American University and at the Intellectual Property Diploma Program of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In the private sector, she has worked in international companies, such as Oracle or Amazon, formulating and implementing strategies for linking platforms such as AWS, with the governments of the Southern Cone, including investment projects, sectorial regulation, human capital and R&D development.
In the last 15 years she has been legislative advisor (Ministry of Economy) in promoting institutional modernization processes, in areas such as intellectual property, electronic commerce and protection of personal data. She has led processes of reformulation of programs to promote science, and the creation of technology centers aimed at linking academia and industry, for the development of science-based innovation.