Case Study

Open Science Practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

About This Case Study

This case study investigates OS practices and quantify its scientific and societal impact during the COVID-19 period. Concretely, we will examine OS practices on (i) open peer-reviewed publications and their scientific impact, (ii) pre-prints related to the pandemic and climate change in well-known repositories (archives: bioRxiv, medRxiv, marXiv and EarthArXiv) with a focus on fast publication process & preprint services; (iii) collaboration patterns among different types of institutions advancing covid-19 & climate change research and accelerating efforts to mitigate impacts; (iii) collaboration patterns among different types of institutions, (iv) COVID-19 & openly-available environmental monitoring datasets and other research artifacts (e.g. open-source designs for medical equipment, face masks, ventilators, tracking systems, etc.) made available through various repositories leading to technological applications while highlighting the main legal and regulatory challenges; (v) the systematic use of OS in policy documents through citation analysis. We will also report on the above dimensions and OS perspectives in the context of the H2020 intervention and COVID-related Calls.

This case study adopts a quantitative analysis and data-driven methodology. It will use tools from related DG-RTD studies: MOAP Study, Reproducibility – RTD/2020/SC/10, Monitoring and evaluation of the Framework Programme for research and innovation along Key Impact Pathways – RTD/2019/SC/016, and will mobilise EU Policy officers, JRC experts, Europe PMC/bioRxiv/medRxiv and publishers.

Haris Papageorgiou

Organisations Involved

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe framework programme under grant agreement No. 101058728. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the European Research Executive Agency can be held responsible for them.