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Aligning Europe's Approaches To Open Access

Mafalda Picarra | Research Information | January 8, 2015

While successive UK government and research funders’ policy announcements have kept open access (OA) high on the agenda for the UK’s researchers and universities, is it a similar priority for their European counterparts?...

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EU Commission: Pilot Launched To Open Up Publicly Funded Research Data

Dillan Yogendra | Healthcare IT News | January 13, 2014

Researchers from projects participating in the pilot have been asked to make the underlying data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications and other scientific information available for use by other researchers, innovative industries and citizens. This will lead to better and more efficient science, as well as improved transparency for society [...]. Read More »

European Commission Embraces Open Access

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | July 17, 2012

The European Commission has announced its intention to make open access all research findings funded by Horizon 2020, its enormous, €80-billion (US$98-billion) research-funding programme for 2014–20. And it is urging member states to follow its lead. Read More »

European Union Pushing Ahead in Support of Open Science

April saw lots of activity on the open science front in the European Union. On April 19, the European Commission officially announced its plans to create an “Open Science Cloud”. Accompanying this initiative, the Commission stated it will require that scientific data produced by projects under Horizon 2020 (Europe’s €80 billion science funding program) be made openly available by default. Making open data the default will ensure that the scientific community, companies, and the general public can enjoy broad access (and reuse rights) to data generated by European funded scientific projects. 

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Making Research Findings Free – Commission’s Decision

Eugene Eteris | The Baltic Course | August 23, 2013

Open access to research publications, so-called “open access” is regarded vital for reaching innovative progress in the EU. Open access is fundamental to improving knowledge circulation and to facilitate innovation in Europe. Therefore, open access will be mandatory for all scientific publications produced with funding from Horizon 2020, as well as for EU's Research & Innovation research funded during 2014-20. Read More »

New Report Shows Europe Needs More Strategic High-Tech Investment

Editor | eHealthNews | December 16, 2013

Europe remains a main knowledge production centre of the world, but lags behind North America and Asia in fast-growing technologies of the future. This is a key conclusion of the latest Innovation Union Competitiveness Report. Read More »

Open Access To Research Data: The European Commission’s Consultation In Progress

Velichka Dimitrova | Open Economics | July 9, 2013

The European Commission held a public consultation on open access to research data on July 2 in Brussels inviting statements from researchers, industry, funders, IT and data centre professionals, publishers and libraries. [...] Read More »

Open Access To Research Publications Reaching 'Tipping Point'

Press Release | Science-Metrix, European Commission (EC) | August 21, 2013

The global shift towards making research findings available free of charge for readers—so-called 'open access'—was confirmed today in a study funded by the European Commission. This new research suggests that open access is reaching the tipping point, with around 50% of scientific papers published in 2011 now available... Read More »

The Dutch Presidency Rises to the Occasion: 15 Council Conclusions That Will Set the Way Forward for R&I in the European Union

Press Release | The League of European Research Universities (LERU) | May 27, 2016

Today, the EU Member State Ministers responsible for Research have adopted conclusions that will set the way forward for research and innovation. These conclusions are the result of the exemplary Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. A Presidency that has put research high on the agenda and has made its actions match its words by delivering on its priorities. The Council conclusions set the course of action on the three main priorities identified by the Dutch Presidency in research and innovation...

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