Public consultation on Science 2.0
Background‘Science 2.0’ is rapidly gaining momentum globally as a result of digital technologies and in response to current weaknesses in science, including the slow and costly scientific publication process, criticism of the peer review system and the challenge of reproducing research results due to lack of re-useable and replicable data. This is taking place in the context of major, interconnected trends:
- a significant increase in scientific production and a trend towards open access to scientific information and open research collaboration (remote collaboration of scientists);
- steady increase in the number of actors in science (today, the world has the largest number of scientists ever) and greater involvement of citizens in research (in the research itself or as funders or agenda setters);
- new ways of doing science thanks to the availability of large-scale datasets (90% of all the data in the world has been generated over the last two years) and constant growth in computational power.