“On September 10, 2020, COAR hosted a 2-hour forum highlighting the role of open science and open repositories in the context of COVID-19. The forum showcased several collaborative initiatives from around the world aiming to improve the discovery of, and access to, COVID-19 research outputs.
Participants learned about three projects from different regions, followed by an interactive session in which participants shared information about their activities using the mentimeter platform.
A recording and presentations are now available! COAR will be providing other opportunities for information sharing in the coming months.
1. COVID-19 has led to an increase in awareness of open science
2. Many participants are engaged in COVID-19 related activities, including:
recruiting COVID-19 resources into repositories
improving discovery of COVID-19 related content
supporting text and data mining
advocating for open science
delivering resources for online learning
3. Challenges for participants include:
copyright, embargoes and licenses attached to resources
metadata and data curation
4. COAR can help through activities such as:
defining best practices
supporting information sharing…”