University of Primorska Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies

Thursday, 12 January 2023 Dr. Elena Bužan is the new member of the EUA Expert Group on Open Science

Dr. Elena Bužan from the Department of Biodiversity at UP FAMNIT has become the new member of the European University Association – EUA, the biggest organization representing European universities, from which more than 850 are currently included in the accociation.

Besides playing a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation, EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organisations. EUA provides unrivalled opportunities for members to share best practices by participating in projects, events and other mutual-learning activities involving a wide range of universities. The Association also provides members with unique opportunities to shape European policies and initiatives affecting higher education and research.

Dr. Bužan is a member of the Expert Group on Open Science – EGOS, working within EUA. EGOS was first established in 2015 and drives EUA’s work on Open Science, providing recommendations and guidance to support the EUA Secretariat in the definition of the Association’s position and activities in the field.

Over the years, EGOS has been timely in identifying strategic priorities and proposing concrete recommendations. The results of these efforts are visible at institutional level, where many universities have benefited from the evidence-based work, thus adapting their policies and practices. This impact can also be seen at national level, where EGOS’ work has informed the push for the reforms needed to support the transition to Open Science. New EGOS members will now be tasked with bringing forward these developments, as well as identifying new challenges, threats and opportunities for universities in the field of Open Science.

The first meeting of the new EGOS will take place in spring 2023. The new group will drive the implementation of the EUA Open Science Agenda 2025 and continue to guide EUA’s Open Science advocacy and activities, in close collaboration with the newly appointed EUA Research and Innovation Strategy Group (RISG).