EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020 | TechCrunch
kb59's bookmarks 2018-08-31
This is an article reporting the announcment by the European Competitiveness Council that starting in 2020 it will mandate open access for publications arising from its research grants. This brings it in line with other EU funders such as European Commission and Marie Curie. The exact terms of the mandate are not explained however.
"European Union officials announced today that, starting in 2020, any research that owes its existence in some way to public funding must be freely accessible and reusable. Recommendations were also made to encourage investment and ease the passage of startup founders between various European states."