“… to make all outputs from research funded under the EU’s own Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation framework programme openly accessible”

“That is why the Commission will soon present a Communication and a Recommendation proposing the way forward on open access to research results. It will reflect the Commission’s decision, in its Innovation Union Flagship policy, to make all outputs from research funded under the EU’s own Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation framework programme openly accessible. It will look at the role of e-Infrastructures in supporting open access. And it will also look at the role of rewards that incentivise researchers to share. All together, it will show how widening access to publications and data generates substantial benefits and how we can, together, make the European Research Area a successful enterprise.”

Neelie Kroes (Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda) sagte dies bei ihrer Eröffnungsrede der Jahrestagung der “European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities” in Rom unter der Überschrift ‘Open e-Infrastructures for Open Science’. Die ganze Rede steht letztlich unter dem Motto: To make progress in science, we need to be open and share.

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