Supporting open hardware for open science

Over the past few months, I collaborated with several experts in open hardware to draft a guidance note for UNESCO regarding developing and using open hardware for scientific practice. This guidance note was connected to the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science and part of the UNESCO Open Science Toolkit, which includes many important topics to open up science completely in academia and to the public.

The guidance note is finally available and describes what is open hardware, its impact on furthering the accessibility of science worldwide, and useful resources for policymakers to establish policies, regulations, and other good practices to facilitate the development of scientific hardware.