The open consultation is issued by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, informally DG Research and Innovation. The goal is to better understand the full societal potential of 'Science 2.0' as well as the desirability of any possible policy action.
The Academy addresses “Open Data”, e.g. differences between disciplines and types of data, quality of open data and issues concerning confidentiality and ethics approval.
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.