Open Access Government October 2021

The October 2021 Open Access Government is our largest online publication to date – coverage includes a multitude of policy issues worldwide, including mental health, COVID-19, health technology, research & innovation, international development, transport, environment and energy

A choice selection of excellent editorial contributions can be found below:

Mental health, now

Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, Regional Director & Dr Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Director of Country Health Policies and Systems at WHO/Europe, lift the lid on mental health in light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan

UEYAMA Takahiro PhD, Full-Time Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, details Japan’s 6th Science, Technology and Innovation Basic Plan: Society 5.0 in Pursuit of Peoples’ Well-being Based on Trust and Sharing

Horizon Europe: A new momentum for European Research & Innovation

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth explains why Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme, will play a crucial role in empowering EU research and innovation to shape a healthy, green and digital future

National Procurement Policy Statement

Crown Commercial Service tells us what we need to know about the UK’s
National Procurement Policy Statement

Investing in the future of neuroscience

Nina Schor, MD, PhD, Deputy Director and Acting Scientific Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., underlines the importance of investing in the future of neuroscience

International solidarity to support the most vulnerable

Dr Denny Kalyalya and Axel van Trotsenburg highlight the need to accelerate international support to protect the most vulnerable people from COVID-19 impacts

What are zoonotic diseases?

Captain Casey Barton Behravesh of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the CDC One Health Office highlights the CDC’s efforts to nationally and internationally prevent zoonotic diseases

Open Science for global challenges & restoring the ethos of science

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the power of sharing research outputs in addressing global crises. EUA’s Stephane Berghmans analyses the progression of Open Science in Europe and why the movement may be the key to restoring the ethos of science

COVID-19: Challenges of vaccination logistics

The challenges of vaccination logistics during the COVID-19 pandemic are charted in this updated view, written by Zisis Kozlakidis and John Litaker

Computing, communication & information systems

Here, Nina Amla with Joydip Kundu and Fernanda Pembleton from the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) within the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), provide an in-depth look at computing, communication and information systems

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