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

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri May 6 10:43:37 UTC 2011

Yes we should definitely produce something for this - and try to have
someone from the WG attend as a speaker...

Peter, Cameron, Rufus, John: could any of you speak about the Panton Principles?


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Peter Murray-Rust <pm286 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> This looks relevant to us? Should we produce something?
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <Juan.PELEGRIN at ec.europa.eu>
> Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:12 AM
> Subject: European Commission Information Hearing on Scientific Information
> To:
> 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,
> Luxembourg.
> Topics for discussion:
> The Commission is seeking stakeholders' views on current developments in the
> scholarly information system. In particular, the following issues should be
> addressed:
> 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.
> Cordially,
> 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
> CB2 1EW, UK
> +44-1223-763069
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Jonathan Gray

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