On the occasion of the UN Open Science Conference on 19 November 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York, the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library invited speakers of the Conference to a closed roundtable discussion which took place in the afternoon of 18 November 2019. The informal discussion with the theme “Towards a Global Science Commons” was moderated by Professor Jean-Claude Guédon. It focused on “connecting” infrastructures and processes, on identifying opportunities for global collaboration, as well as on current progress in the field of Open Science (OS) and its central role to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda. The constructive and creative spirit of the discussion resulted in the Group reaching a consensus on six main views. A roadmap towards achieving a global Science Commons surfaced in the discussion. Four additional significant and meaningful perspectives were also brought up by several of the participants.
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