Malaysia Open Science Alliance Working Group on Guidelines will lead the pathway towards the drafting of National Guideline on Open Science through nationwide stakeholders engagement and by conducting a Landscape Study on Open Science in Malaysia.

Two deliverables are expected from this Working Group:

  1. A landscape study on Open Science in Malaysia
  2. National Guidelines on Open Science

The landscape study would call for collaboration among all stakeholders at all levels of organizations including ministries, government agencies, HLIs, GRIs, scientists and industrial players to sit together and come up with a solution-based position paper, documenting the level of readiness of open science and all necessary actions required to implement MOSP at a national level, and subsequently, at an international level. The focus of the study would be measuring indicators, which are:

  1. Available Policies
  2. Number of Repositories
  3. Skill Capacity
  4. Infrastructure Capacity

For the purpose of the study, the Working Group have conducted a survey about Open Science targeting researchers and librarians in Malaysia. The survey was conducted between 13 April 2020 until 8 May 2020. To validate our findings and analysis, two stakeholder engagements were organized on 4 June 2020 and 6 December 2020.