For two days, on the 19th and 20th of September, NOVA attended the kick-off meeting of the Open and Universal Science (OPUS) project, in Gran Canaria, Spain. The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is the project coordinator and was this meeting’s host. All the 18 European members that make up the consortium were present.
OPUS is a 36-months project, with a budget of almost 2 million euros funded by the Horizon Europe framework. It aims to help reform the assessment of research towards a system that incentivises and rewards researchers to practice Open Science.
At the meeting, attended by Isabel Nunes, vice-rector of NOVA, it was also established that "pilots" will be carried out in three "research performing organisations" (among them NOVA) and in two "research funding organisations".