[open-science] Fwd: European Commission Information Hearing on Scientific Information

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Fri May 6 10:39:28 UTC 2011

This looks relevant to us? Should we produce something?

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From: <Juan.PELEGRIN at ec.europa.eu>
Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Subject: European Commission Information Hearing on Scientific Information

 Dear Madam, dear Sir,

Further to the 2007 Commission Communication on Scientific information in
the digital age and the following Council Conclusions in November 2007, the
Commission intends to adopt, by the end of 2011, a new Communication and
Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information in
the digital age. This is a joint action of the Directorate-Generals for
Information Society and Media and Research and Innovation.

The follow-on Communication and Recommendation on Scientific Information
planned will take stock of developments since 2007 and indicate areas for
action by Member States and the Commission. This initiative is linked to the
Flagship Initiatives 'Digital Agenda for Europe' and 'Innovation Union', as
well as to the European Research Area (ERA) process.

As part of the process of consultation of interested parties, and in view of
preparing the impact assessment, the Commission will hold a hearing* on
Monday 30th of May from 10:00 to 17:00***. The hearing will take place in
the Jean Monnet Building Room M1 - European Commission - Kirchberg L-2920,

***Topics for discussion:***

The Commission is seeking stakeholders' views on current developments in the
scholarly information system. In particular, the following issues should be
1. access to scientific information (including open access),
2. preservation of scientific outputs,
3. the research evaluation system.
For each of these areas, actions at the European and Member State levels
should be considered.
*Practical arrangements:***

Registrations for the hearing should reach the following address by 17th May
2011:* INFSO-E4 at ec.europa.eu*

The maximum number of participants is limited to 80. Registrations will be
accepted in the order in which they are received. However, the Commission
will reserve the right to give priority to those with a direct interest in
the topic, and will ensure that there is a balanced representation all
concerned parties.

Confirmation of registration and details of the venue will be sent one week
prior to the scheduled date. Upon registration, and in order to facilitate
the organisation, each participant should therefore indicate the topic(s)
which they wish to address. On this basis, the Commission services will draw
up a speaker's list for each topic. Interventions should be limited to not
more than 5 minutes per speaker (without PowerPoint slides) followed by a
discussion / questions& answer session with the attendees.


Richard Swetenham
Head of Unit, Access to Information Unit, DG Information Society and Media

Gilles Laroche
Head of Unit, Ethics and Gender Unit, DG Research and Innovation

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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