Open and Citizen Science
Arqus subscribes to UNESCO’s position that “universal access to information through high quality education contributes to peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue”, and is thus especially committed to the use of Open Solutions, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Access and Open Data.
Arqus acknowledges that Open Science (OS) can increase diversity, equity, inclusion and the notion of scientific knowledge as a public good; the quality of, trust in and public understanding of science; as well as efficiency, innovation and wealth.
Therefore, Arqus is committed to fostering OS – including Citizen Science, Open Innovation and Open Education – and to coordinating efforts in order to enhance Openness within and beyond the Alliance in a strategic way.
Arqus is convinced that OS practices and measures must be implemented in a transparent and participatory process in an accountable manner, paying attention to concerns regarding the transition to OS. Arqus commits itself to address OS at all institutional levels and to act on all political levels – regional, national and international – in order to contribute to a worldwide transformation towards Openness in science.
To this end, Arqus will foster partnership, exchange of knowledge and consultation throughout the alliance to achieve the mutually-agreed goals and to align strategies and practices with universities across and beyond Europe.