GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Science 2.0: The Deep Unbundling


Executive summary

This paper briefly outlines possible futures scenarios of science 2.0, analyses its implications and draws
policy recommendations “fit for the future”. Science 2.0 is more than open access: it refers to the emergence of open, data-intensive and citizen science across the full research cycle, from data gathering to reputation management.

Science 2.0 is here to stay and it is already growing well beyond individual projects. On the supply side, an ecosystem of services and standards is emerging. Adoption is growing and becoming mainstream already in some phases such as preprint publication, reference sharing, open access publication. Impact is already visible and will address some of the most burning issues of science, such as the slowness of the publication process and the challenge of reproducing research results.

Technological innovation
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European Union (EU), European Commission