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

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Tue May 10 17:50:01 UTC 2011

Jenny: could you possibly put a brief blog post about this on
science.okfn.org if you have a moment?

Just needs to say:

  * this is happening
  * here are some quotes on what it is about and how you can get in
touch with EC
  * looks like a good opportunity to highlight the importance of open
data - and hope that people can make it

What do you think?

I've been in touch with EC who have said it would be helpful to invite
more open data in science people to the hearing...

All the best,


On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 11:43 AM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org> 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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