UNESCO Chair on Open Science


The Canadian Commission for UNESCO has announced the appointment of Vincent Larivière to the first UNESCO Chair on Open Science.

The Chair’s research will help advance the understanding of open science in all its forms and of the impact of the national and international dissemination of scientific knowledge. This work will be carried out in collaboration with 17 partners from 10 different countries. These include Erudit and Acfas in Canada, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the Netherlands, the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech in the United States, Mohammed V University in Morocco and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina.

This appointment is in line with the UNESCO recommendation on open science adopted in 2021.