Provost Aoyama Signs the Sorbonne Declaration in Support of Data Sharing on behalf of RU11 Japan
March 3, 2020
On January 27, 2020, Keio University Provost Tojiro Aoyama and Vice-President Tsutomu Takeuchi participated in the Research Data Rights Summit in Paris, co-organized by Sorbonne University, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and University College London (UCL). Provost Aoyama signed the Sorbonne Declaration on behalf of the Research Universities 11 Japan (RU11) along with eight other university networks representing more than 160 leading research-intensive universities around the world.
The Sorbonne Declaration aims to promote research data sharing among international scientific communities to accelerate scientific discoveries and innovation to tackle global challenges, including the acute need of finding cures for unknown viruses. It also urges governments and research funding bodies to consider it their responsibility to provide research universities with sufficient resources and the appropriate legal framework for open data.
The signatories of the Sorbonne Declaration are as below: