Policy paper

G8 science ministers statement: London, 12 June 2013

G8 science ministers written statement from their UK meeting on international issues that need global cooperation.


G8 science ministers met in London on 12 June 2013 with presidents of their respective national science academies, as part of the UK’s G8 Presidency. They discussed how their nations could improve the transparency, coherence and coordination of global scientific research to address global challenges and maximise the social and economic benefits of research.

The statement proposes new areas for collaboration and agreement for the G8 to consider. These include:

  • global challenges
  • global research infrastructure
  • open scientific research data
  • increasing access to the peer-reviewed, published results of scientific research

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