[open-science] Mention of scientific data in European Commission communication on open data

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue Dec 13 03:00:06 UTC 2011

As you may have seen, today EC Vice President Neelie Kroes made a big
announcement about open data in Europe [1].

The official communication [2] also includes mention of scientific information:

"5.2. Soft law for open research information. Because of the
specificities of research data, the Commission will set out in detail
and in  separate documents its strategy for scientific and research
data and associated infrastructures.  It intends to adopt in 2012 a
Communication and Recommendation on the accessibility and
preservation of scientific information. It will work with Member
States to step up their activities to provide open access to
scientific information on the basis of a concrete set of measures. In
parallel, the Commission will detail how it will deal with the results
of research funded by the European Union."
Potentially very exciting!


[1] http://blog.okfn.org/2011/12/12/european-commission-launches-open-data-strategy-for-europe/
[2] http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/docs/pdfs/opendata2012/open_data_communication/opendata_EN.pdf

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
The Open Knowledge Foundation


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