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

cameron.neylon at stfc.ac.uk cameron.neylon at stfc.ac.uk
Fri May 6 11:02:42 UTC 2011

This might conceivably be possible for me but looking at the topic list maybe I should focus on the evaluation angle and could pull in someone else for the availability part? Or if that's not feasible I could try and cover all three. I'm juggling a lot of things in that week at the minute though.



On 6 May 2011, at 06:43, Jonathan Gray wrote:

> 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?
> J.
> 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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