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Joint DG Research & Innovation (RTD) and DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT) Consultation on ‘Science 2.0’: Science in Transition

Science 2.0’ describes the on-going evolution in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science. These changes in the dynamics of science and research are enabled by digital technologies and driven by the globalisation of the scientific community, as well as the need to address the Grand Challenges of our times. They have an impact on the entire research cycle, from the inception of research to its publication, as well as on the way in which this cycle is organised.

The goal of the consultation is to better understand the full societal potential of 'Science 2.0' as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.  

The three main objectives of the consultation are: (1) to assess the degree of awareness amongst the stakeholders of the changing modus operandi; (2) to assess the perception of the opportunities and challenges and (3) to identify possible policy implications and actions to strengthen the competitiveness of the European science and research system by enabling it to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Science 2.0.

Period of consultation

From 03. July 2014 until 30. September 2014  

Reference documents 

Important information can be found on the following page:

Please read the background paper before answering the questionnaire.  

You can preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire to help prepare your response. To submit a valid questionnaire you have to at least answer all compulsory questions (Block A) and click the "submit" button on the final page of the questionnaire. Partially filled but not submitted questionnaires will not be analysed but counted for statistical reasons.

Contact details

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit A6, Science Policy, Foresight and Data 
Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, Unit C3, Digital Science


Postal addresses:

European Commission 
Research & Innovation DG - Unit A.6 
Science Policy, Foresight and Data 
B-1049 Brussels 

European Commission 
DG for Communications Networks, Content and Technology - Unit C3  
B-1049 Brussels 

Results of consultation and next steps

The outcomes of this consultation will subsequently be validated during multi-stakeholder activities, such as workshops, in the autumn of 2014.