YERUN CANDIDATE PROFESSOR EVA MENDEZ, NEW MEMBER OF THE OPEN SCIENCE POLICY PLATFORM-EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Commissioner Moedas announced, during the 27 May Competitiveness Council, the Members of the Platform and the Member States on the role of the Policy Platform in further developing a European Open Science Policy Agenda.

Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) is a Commission Expert Group to provide advice about the development and implementation of open science policy in Europe established by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. The group will consist of 25 high-level representatives of the broad constituency of European (open) science stakeholders.

Nominated members of the OSPP

Dr. Méndez is deputy vice-president for Strategy and Digital Education of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, one of the Universities of YERUN network, as well as a researcher in the field of library sciences, particularly in metadata for digital infrastructures. She is an international advocate for Open Science and Open Access. Therefore, she has the knowledge and attitude to help the European Commission, through the intended policy platform, to make European Science more reliable, efficient and responsive to societal challenges

The mandate of the Open Science Policy Platform is to:

  • advise the Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, in line with the priority of Commissioner Moedas to radically improve the quality and impact of European science
  • function as a dynamic, stakeholder-driven mechanism for bringing up and addressing issues of concern for the European science and research community and its representative organisations, following five broad lines for actions which are presented in the draft European Open Science Agenda  (attached)
  • support policy formulation by helping to identify the issues to be addressed and providing recommendations on the policy actions required
  • support policy implementation, contributing to reviewing best practices, drawing policy guidelines and encouraging their active uptake by stakeholders
  • provide advice and recommendations on any cross-cutting issue affecting Open Science