Project ID 549RER3002

This activity complements the implementation of the 2017 UNESCO Recommendation on Research and Scientific Researchers (RSSR), in particular its fourth key area related to science as a common good and the need to encourage Open Science. The Open and Universal Science (OPUS) project will enhance the capacity of UNESCO to advise European Member States for the monitoring and implementation of the RSSR. The project will develop coordination and support measures to reform the assessment of research and researchers at Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) towards a system that incentivises and rewards researchers to practise Open Science.

  • On-going

USD 174,496

Total Project Budget

USD 31,112

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.09.01
End Date 2025.08.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
European Commission
European Union (EU)

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Social and human sciences
Outcome 7 - Promote inclusion and combat discrimination, hate speech and stereotypes Output: 7.SHS2 - Member States capacities strengthened in applying social and human scientific frontier knowledge to devise effective policy solutions to advance an inclusive development agenda with the aim to improve the well-being of people, particularly the most vulnerable, addressing the legacies of the pandemic crisis and face the social impact of climate change
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 30%