SDG-related research will require systemic transformations of science systems, including the development of open science, revision of existing incentives and reward system, creating enabling environment for trans-disciplinary research, supporting knowledge brokerage and science advisory ecosystems, and addressing science capacity needs at individual, institutional and policy levels.
Securing such developments is a systemic responsibility, shared by scientists themselves, the institutions in which they work, the policy makers that shape the conditions under which they work, and science funders that influence and resource priority agendas.
To this end, the International Science Council will organize a series of webinars with leaders from the science funding communities to explore the critical changes required within science systems to enable science to effectively respond to the SDGs by the 2030 deadline. The key insights/recommendations from the webinars will be reported at the next Global Forum of Funders in 2021.
The first event in the webinar series is: The role of science and science funders in the time of the COVID-19 crisis
Future events will be announced shortly.