[MGI27-P11] Future of Open Science foreseen with society: report on a multi-stakeholder workshop in Japan
Keywords:Co-design with society, Foresight, Multi-stakeholder workshop, Science and technology policy, Japan
Aware of this situation, a multi-stakeholder workshop was held in Kyoto in January 2017. The workshop aimed at overviewing the current issues of open science from the multifaceted viewpoints of 37 participants, representing natural and social scientists, governmental officials, local municipality officials, industry managers and employees, pro bonos, and librarians, through an unconference-style dialogue, during which the topics of group talk were decided by participants ad hoc. One of the group talks revealed the necessity to conventionalize open science in each domain of research. Another group talk shed light on two functions of citizen science––the co-development of data infrastructure and the actions for social transformation. Another group pointed out the importance of the capacity building of bridging agents who facilitate the bidirectional interaction of knowledge systems between researcher communities and other societal actors. This paper recommends the actions required to promote open science in the light of social needs, by reorganizing the results of the workshop.