The Government and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education have defined as a priority the commitment of science to the principles and practices of Open Science, they are engaged in the elaboration and implementation of a National Open Science Policy based on the statement that Knowledge belongs to all and is for all.
Open Science is not, however, an end in itself, but a way that allows the translation of scientific knowledge to the scientific community, society and companies, thus making it possible to increase the recognition and social and economic impact of science.
Its pillars include: (i) transparency in practices, methodology, observation and data collection, (ii) public availability and re-use of scientific data, public access and transparency in scientific communication, (iv) use of web-based tools to Facilitate scientific collaboration.
In pursuit of this goal, the MCTES published in February a document with the Guiding Principles for Open Science | Knowledge for All and in March, the Council of Ministers approved a resolution with the guidelines for the National Open Science Policy and mandated the MCTES to create an Interministerial Working Group (WG-NOSP).
The National Open Science Policy will be presented to the public in April 2017, subject to discussion.