In 2017, UNESCO issued the revised Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers covering all principles of Responsible Research: ethics, open science, STEM education, public engagement, and gender equality. 195 countries signed up the treaty, among them also Lithuania. The treaty obliges each country to evaluate its performance related to the principles of Recommendation every four years.
Lithuania will be the first from the countries to assess how well it is applying the principles. UNESCO and the Research Council of Lithuania have formed a working group that will prepare an overview of compliance with the Recommendation covering science policy issues.
The Ombudsperson for Academic Ethics and Procedures will participate in the working group, as well as representatives from the Research Council of Lithuania, the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO, the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, the Young Academy of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, the Presidency of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO), a startup CasZyme, Vilnius University, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vytautas Magnus University, the Gender Studies Centre of Šiauliai University, the Government Strategic Analysis Centre and the Knowledge Economy Forum.