Education, Research and Open Access in Norway
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"The CRIStin organisation was established in January 2011 under the ownership of the Ministry of Education and Research in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Care services. CRIStin has three main functions: to manage and further develop the national CRIS system, to coordinate the implementation of Open Access in Norway and to negotiate licence agreements for e-resources on behalf of consortia of research institutions. Norway is a small country with a quite centralised research infrastructure. Building good services for Open Access infrastructure is simplified by having one major research funder, one national CRIS and one key provider of repository services. Politically the Government has expressed in a White paper its commitment to making Norwegian research results openly available. Despite Norwegian research institutions focus on Open Access, institutional policies tend to be vague and based on good intentions. The need for alignment and policy reinforcement is there for evident, and the PASTEUR4OA project provides a great opportunity for this ..."
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