[open-science] European Commission Open Science Book (was immediate open access as the default by 2020 - European Council)

Jenny Molloy jcmcoppice12 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 11:44:02 UTC 2016

Thanks Richard for bringing this information together! I certainly find it
time consuming to navigate although it could be worse, I was recently
digging around the WIPO site and that was even more challenging.

I downloaded the book that also came out last week from the European
Commission: Open innovation, open science, open to the world: A vision for
Europe [1]

I haven't had a chance to read it yet though. Is anyone else planning to
and maybe we could collect some responses and thoughts from the working
group members on whether this reflects our personal visions for open
science in Europe?

If people would like to send thoughts to this mailing list or the Open
Knowledge discussion group [2] (directly or by linking to your own blog),
we could publish some on the working group site.



On Fri, May 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Richard Akerman <scilib at gmail.com> wrote:

> It can be difficult to navigate all the layers of the EC websites, so
> I've done a summary blog post
> http://scilib.typepad.com/science_library_pad/2016/05/immediate-open-access-as-the-default-by-2020-european-council.html
> The two key conclusions I have highlighted are
> 12. AGREES to further promote the mainstreaming of open access to
> scientific publications by
> continuing to support a transition to immediate open access as the
> default by 2020, using the
> various models possible and in a cost-effective way, without embargoes
> or with as short as
> possible embargoes, and without financial and legal barriers, taking
> into account the diversity
> in research systems and disciplines, and that open access to
> scientific publications should be
> achieved in full observance of the principle that no researcher should
> be prevented from
> publishing; ...
> 14. UNDERLINES that research data originating from publicly funded
> research projects could be
> considered as a public good, and ENCOURAGES the Member States, the
> Commission and
> stakeholders to set optimal reuse of research data as the point of
> departure, whilst recognising
> the needs for different access regimes because of Intellectual
> Property Rights, personal data
> protection and confidentiality, security concerns, as well as global
> economic competitiveness
> and other legitimate interests. Therefore, the underlying principle
> for the optimal reuse of
> research data should be: “as open as possible, as closed as necessary”.
> from conclusions on "The transition towards an Open Science system"
> (document 9526/16)
> http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9526-2016-INIT/en/pdf
> --
> Richard Akerman
> scilib at gmail.com
> http://scilib.typepad.com/
> Twitter: @scilib
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