Open Science Beyond Open Access: For and with Communities | Leslie Chan et al. | Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s IdeaLab, Ottawa, Canada, July 2020

While analyzing the possibilities of “openness” during the COVID-19 pandemic, this paper explores how science could also open itself to society to be more relevant, in particular to civil society organizations and social movements.

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While emphasizing the likely contribution of Open Science to the decolonization of knowledge, this policy paper also suggests the need for the inclusion of indigenous epistemologies and scholarly contributions from marginalized groups, such as non-anglophone researchers from the Global South. In other words, this paper indicates that existing Open Access practices are not sufficiently inclusive of marginalized stakeholders in both scholarly communities and the general public around the world.