Science 2.0 study

Updates on progress and discussions on results of Science 2.0: implications for European policies on research and innovation study


This blog is part of the Exploring the implications of Science 2.0 dynamics for R&I policies study commissioned by the DG RTD, Research and Innovation Directorate C, Unit C2, Relations with the stakeholders of European Commission to Tech4i2 and independent experts.

The study aims to:

  1. To provide data on key trends that are affecting the modus operandi of science and research
  2. To tackle the implications of this changing modus operandi on the position of science and research
  3. To identify the key implications for research and innovation policies

We would like to study in deep three phenomena which for us influence the changing science landscape – open science, citizen science and data-intensive science.

We have many questions we would like to search answers for:

a)     What is science 2.0, and in particular what is new?

b)    Is it spontaneously growing or not?

c)     Is it happening more in basic research than in applied? Are young scientists more keen to do it? Is it more suitable in natural or human sciences?

d) What kind of (positive and negative) implications does Science 2.0 have, for the scientific method, for the career of scientist, for the innovation system, for the quality of scientific debate?

e) What are its drivers and barriers, preconditions and bottlenecks?

f) Is there a current policy framework suitable for science 2.0? What are the gaps?

b)   Are there any good examples of science policy 2.0?


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