Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies for the Global and Digital Age

Publié le 23 octobre 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

The following is the full English text of the Daejeon Declaration on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies for the Global and Digital Age, which was announced Wednesday after the two-day OECD Ministerial Meeting Daejeon 2015, World Science Forum.

WE, THE MINISTERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF [list of countries to be added], assembled in Daejeon, Korea, on 20 and 21 October 2015, under the chairmanship of Korea and the vice-chairmanship of Norway and Spain to discuss how science, technology and innovation can help shape our common future ;

STATE our commitment to support science, technology and innovation to foster sustainable economic growth, job creation and enhanced wellbeing, NOTING that achieving these goals will require adequate investment, and policy and regulatory environments that support strong and well-connected global science and innovation systems, and which also enable creativity and innovation throughout the economy and society, and RECOGNISE that changes in science and innovation systems, influenced by digitisation and globalisation, require that our national and international policy agendas and instruments be updated.


AGREE that science, technology and innovation are being revolutionised by the rapid evolution of digital technologies, which are changing the way scientists work, collaborate and publish ; increasing the reliance on access to scientific data and publications ("open science") ; opening new avenues for public engagement and participation in science and innovation ("citizen science") ; facilitating the development of research co-operation between businesses and the public sector ; contributing to the transformation of how innovation occurs ("open innovation").


INVITE the OECD to :

a) Support the improvement of policies for "open science", notably by :

i) continuing to explore key policy actions to promote open access to the results of publicly funded research, and to investigate ways to develop internationally coordinated approaches to data and information infrastructures ;

ii) assessing the need for revising the Recommendation of the Council concerning Access to Research Data from Public Funding, and identifying common principles for the development of open science and big data (in conjunction with parallel efforts addressing the broader issue of data access on the Internet) ;

iii) working with key actors to bring the lessons learned from information- and data-sharing initiatives led by the scientific community to the attention of policy makers and bring policy lessons to the attention of the scientific community.

La déclaration