‘Science 2.0’ describes the on-going evolution in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science. These changes in the dynamics of science and research are enabled by digital technologies and driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, as well as the need to address the Grand Challenges of our times. They have an impact on the entire research cycle, from the inception of research to its publication, as well as on the way in which this cycle is organised.
The goal of the consultation is to better understand the full societal potential of ‘Science 2.0’ as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.
The three main objectives of the consultation are:
(1) to assess the degree of awareness amongst the stakeholders of the changing modus operandi;
(2) to assess the perception of the opportunities and challenges and
(3) to identify possible policy implications and actions to strengthen the competitiveness of the European science and research system by enabling it to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Science 2.0.
Groups to be mainly targeted with the consultation are:
– Universities and university associations
– Research Performing Organisations
– Research Funding Organisations
– Scientific Libraries
– Learned society
– Scholarly Publisher and intermediaries
– Businesses in the field of ‘Science 2.0’