G7 Endorsement

On September 28th 2017, the Science Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, met in Venaria for the Ministerial meeting during the G7 Innovation Week. The meeting produced a set of policy guidelines and concrete action items to support the scientific community in facing the global challenges of the Next Production Revolution (NPR), recognizing the benefits of scientific and technological advancement for society.

Their concrete recommendations consist of the following:

• Include Open Science research indicators and metrics during the evaluation and assessment of researchers

• Ensure every researcher’s ability to deposit, access, and analyze scientific data across disciplines and borders

• Adhere to the FAIR data principles of being findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable

• Train researchers in Open Science and data skills

• Develop common good practice standards