Dr Bidyarthi Dutta

Dr Bidyarthi Dutta

India Vidyasagar University

Dr Bidyarthi Dutta ORCID logo is a Faculty Member at the Department of Library and Information Science, Vidyasagar University, India since 2012. He received Master’s Degrees in Physics and Information Science. He was awarded Doctorate (PhD) from Jadavpur University, India. He completed three research projects funded by UNESCO, University Grants Commission, and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Dr. Dutta has authored nearly seventy-five articles in several journals and presented papers in several seminars, conferences and workshops.

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Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science September 7, 2023
12:15 - 12:45

India's Roadmap Towards Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

India is one of the leading developing nations involved in the global open science (OS) movements since the last two decades. In November 2021, UNESCO adopted the “UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science” ratified by 193 nations including India. In 2023, India is also hosting the Presidency of G20 nations and working towards achieving the “Common Digital Future: Open, Accessible and Inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure” as reflected in a G20 Task Force. In 2020, the Government of India released the 5th National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), where Open Science is discussed at length. Presently different public agencies are working towards implementing open science infrastructure across the country, involving the research funding agencies, academic and research institutions, and the scholarly publishers. This presentation evaluates the roadmap towards implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science in India. In addition, the presentation will also assess the India's position in the global open science scenario, as reflected on the international directories of open science/open access initiatives and open science monitoring web portals, including the DOAJ, OpenDOAR, UNESCO's Global Open Access Portal (GOAP). ROARMAP, besides others. India's initiatives will also be compared with the other emerging developing nations namely China, Brazil, Russia and South Africa (BRICS Nations). A number of scholars have compared OS initiatives of BRICS nations. This presentation will also review their studies, and identify most significant OS initiatives undertaken in Indian institutions.

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