G7 Science Ministers’ Communiqué

Turin, 27 – 28 September

Publié le 6 octobre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau

We, the Science Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met in Venaria on September 28th, for the Ministerial meeting hosted by the Italian Presidency during the G7 Innovation Week. In this meeting, we discussed how our nations could lead efforts to realise the benefits and meet the new global challenges posed to the scientific community by the Next Production Revolution (NPR). The NPR brings unparalleled opportunities to advance not only the means of production of goods and services, but also the ways in which knowledge is generated and exploited.

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Human Capital Formation : Investing in Research and Innovation Communities.
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Financing mechanism and policies for inclusive science, research and innovation.
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Global Research Infrastructures.
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17. We acknowledge that a fundamental goal of Global Research Infrastructures (GRIs) is to enable the best scientists in the world to exploit them for performing research at the frontiers of knowledge and on global challenges, and we affirm the relevance of an inclusive approach to RI development at international level.[...]
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Open Science.
19.We recognize that ICT developments, the digitisation and the vast availability of data, efforts to push the science frontiers, and the need to address complex economic and societal challenges, are transforming the way in which science is performed towards Open Science paradigms. We agree that an international approach can help the speed and coherence of this transition, and that it should target in particular two aspects. First, the incentives for the openness of the research ecosystem : the evaluation of research careers should better recognize and reward Open Science activities. Secondly, the infrastructures for an optimal use of research data : all researchers should be able to deposit, access and analyse scientific data across disciplines and at the global scale, and research data should adhere to the FAIR principles of being findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

20.We support the work and results achieved so far by the G7 Open Science Working group. The OS Working Group has identified priorities that deserve and require common aligned actions, both in encouraging openness and data skills in scientific research practice, through workforce development and training. We encourage the OS WG to follow-up actions taken by G7 members according to the WG’s recommendations and to collect good practices, in order to report to the next G7 Science Minister’s Meeting. In particular, we support the OS WG deepening its efforts on the two topics identified above (paragraph 19), namely the incentives for openness of the research ecosystem, including the role of research indicators and metrics relevant to open science, and the infrastructures and standards for optimal use of research. The summary report of the OS working group is attached to this Communiqué.
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Annex 4 | G7 Expert Group on Open Sscience

Executive Summary

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Focus : Infrastructures for an optimal use of research data
Ambitions : All researchers are able to deposit, access and analyse scientific data across disciplines and on international scales. Research data management adheres to the FAIR principles whereby data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
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Annex 2 | Report of the Group of Senior Officials on Global Research Infrastructures

Executive Summary


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