[CODATA-international] Open Science at ITU

BOULTON Geoffrey Geoff.Boulton at ed.ac.uk
Wed May 6 07:23:37 EDT 2020

Dear Hussein Sherief

The International Science Council’s report to UNESCO will include a recommendation on the potential for a Global Open Science Commons, to which a globally open science cloud could be of considerable support. It would also be of great interest to emerging regional open science platforms, including the African Open Science Platform. I will come back to you with ideas of potential linkage between ITU and these initiatives.

Many thanks for making contact.

All good wishes

Geoffrey Boulton

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On 6 May 2020, at 11:55, h sherief <hussein.sherief at gmail.com<mailto:hussein.sherief at gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear Geoffrey Boulton,

I noticed that UNITAR’s contribution to Open Science was being considered for the report to UNESCO . At ITU, we have submitted documents requesting that Global Open Science Cloud (GOSC) be considered as a new tool for SDG’s Disaster Risk.  If the ITU-D Study Group adapts GOSC at its coming October meeting in Geneva, then GOSC will be available as a new Globally Open Science Cloud tool for its member states. From there,  a global framework and guidelines will be worked out by the study group leading to ISO standards.

Here are the link to the submitted documents:

Utilizing telecommunications/ICTs for disaster risk reduction and management

Submission to ITU-D Study Group 2



I do not know if this information is of any use with respect to the report  to UNESCO, if you think it is , you can further contact ITU-D Study Group 2.

Hussein Sherief

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