[CODATA-international] 'UNESCO Open Science Recommendation'

Maheswar Mikki stmmrv at verizon.net
Fri Dec 25 19:05:36 EST 2020



Hi, Dear Ms. Asha:


While searching CODATA to verify this particular value for Carbon atom “12C
binding energy= 92161.753± 0.014 keV” is correct, and/or validated by in an
‘experiment’, I read your ‘28 Oct 2020’ posting (see below)--Open Science,
and it interests me
 So, I am writing to you..


I wonder, if CODATA can provide me a reference to ‘verify’ this Data, that
the Carbon atom “12C binding energy= 92161.753± 0.014 keV” ? 

If so, is this biding energy represents ‘a total energy that requires to
‘pull-isolate’ all 6-neutrons & 6-protons (assuming ‘nucleus contains only
these 12)?

Does CODATA show a precise ‘weight or mass’ for the ‘Carbon atom’?


I am not a ‘chemist’—I am a retired-Engineer
 and trying to find an
‘interesting’ result (which, of course, prefer Open Science)


I hope to hear from you and/or from an expert at CODATA..



Newark, DE, US             



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The UNESCO Consultation and Recommendation on Open Science

The practices of Open Science and calls for transformations of the way
science is practiced, communicated and assessed have accelerated in the past
two decades.  Leading transnational organizations including the
<https://council.science/actionplan/open-science/> International Council for
al-to-combatting-covid-19-cd6ab2f9/> OECD and
<https://ec.europa.eu/research/openscience/index.cfm> European Commission,
have recognized Open Science as the key mode for research in the 21st
century.  Recognizing the significance of the movement, but also aware that
in a ‘fragmented scientific and policy environment, a global understanding
of the meaning, opportunities and challenges of Open Science is still
missing’,  <https://en.unesco.org/science-sustainable-future/open-science>
UNESCO launched a global consultation in March 2020.  This has as its
objective ‘to build a coherent vision of Open Science and a shared set of
overarching principles and shared values’ through the development of ‘an
international standard-setting instrument on Open Science in the form of a
UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science’ to be agreed at the UNESCO General
Assembly in November 2021.

This is a precious opportunity for the worldwide research community to
express priorities, report relevant experiences, and share visions for the
future, thus helping to shape a new global order for research and its
governance. A UNESCO Recommendation is a timely, important and urgent way to
promote Open Science and provide concrete suggestions to national
governments and research organizations, including scholarly societies,
universities, and research groups.


Consultation on the Draft UNESCO Recommendation

The first draft of the UNESCO Recommendation was produced, on the basis of
the consultation and supported by the UNESCO Open Science team, by an
ittee> international Open Science Advisory Committee, and was
+OATP-Primary+%28OATP+primary%29> published for consultation in early
October 2020.  Feedback on the draft Recommendation is invited from UNESCO
Member States and from the global research community until the end of
January 2021.  After that point, the Advisory Committee will resume its work
to produce a second draft.  The revised draft, approved by the UNESCO
Director General will be sent to Member States in April 2021.  This will be
followed by a process of negotiation culminating, it is hoped, in the
adoption of the text at the General Conference in November 2021.

The draft Recommendation offers a definition of Open Science and it presents
a set of core values and principles.  Importantly, it lays out seven key
areas of action, directed at Member States and other named stakeholders:

1.              Promoting a common understanding of Open Science and diverse
paths to Open Science

2.              Developing an enabling policy environment for Open Science 

3.              Investing in Open Science infrastructures

4.              Investing in capacity building for Open Science

5.              Transforming scientific culture and aligning incentives for
Open Science

6.              Promoting innovative approaches for Open Science at
different stages of the scientific process  

7.              Promoting international cooperation on Open Science

Like any such document, the draft Recommendation tries to synthesize and
reconcile a range of views and positions (not necessarily opposed or
divergent, but with different emphases, concerns and priorities).
Therefore, discussion and critique of the ‘Open Science for a Global
Transformation’ document and the draft Recommendation are to be expected and
encouraged.  It is precisely through such scrutiny that we can ensure that
this global statement on Open Science is as robust as possible.

We invite the global research data community, such as the readership of the
<https://datascience.codata.org/> Data Science Journal and those engaged
with the  <https://codata.org/data-together-covid-19-appeal-and-actions/>
Data Together organizations and other data and information organizations, to
seize this opportunity and to use these venues described above to share
scholarly discussion, opinion pieces, critiques and proposals in relation to
the UNESCO process and Recommendation.  This will both provide a resource
which can be fed into the direct process of consultation and feedback, and
offer a longer-lasting collection of public and reasoned views and debate on
the age-defining issue of Open Science.

We are particularly interested in articles documenting regional dimensions,
exploring neglected issues, critiques and arguments to improve the
Recommendation, and discussions of issues to address in order to ensure
positive and equitable outcomes from Open Science implementation. There will
also be opportunities for further discussion at the
International (Virtual) FAIR Convergence Symposium in December 2020 and
other events such as the Virtual RDA Plenary meeting in November 2020.  

 Posted on 28 Oct 2020


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