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Keynote Speech

Open Science: An evolving ecosystem

Ana María Cetto

Professor at Instituto de Física, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and Chair of the UNESCO Global Open Science Steering Committee

It is becoming commonplace to refer to the open-science scene as an 'ecosystem'. This useful concept suggests a closer look at the basic characteristics and functioning of OS as an ecosystem. A logical question arises from this perspective: What are the main assets of contemporary open science, and what is still needed to ensure a long and healthy life for this growing ecosystem? In my talk, I will propose some preliminary answers that may help to chart the course of open science for the next generations.


Ana María Cetto does research on the foundations of quantum mechanics at the Institute of Physics and teaches at the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM. She is the founding President of LATINDEX, past President of the Mexican Physical Society (SMF), head of the project Luces sobre la Ciudad, science adviser to the Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs (MFA), holder of the UNESCO Chair on Diplomacy and Heritage of Science at UNAM, and Chair of the UNESCO Global Open Science Steering Committee.