Working Together to Promote Open Access Policy Alignment in Europe
PASTEUR4OA (Open Access Policy Alignment Strategies for European Union Research http://pasteur4oa.eu/) project supports European funders and research performing organizations in developing and implementing policies to ensure Open Access to all outputs from publicly-funded research. The global shift towards Open Access - immediate, online, free and unrestricted access to the results of publicly-funded research (publications and data) has been a core strategy at the European Commission to improve knowledge circulation and boost innovations. In July 2012, via the Commission’s Recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information, the European Commission encouraged all EU Member States to put publicly-funded research results in the public sphere in order to strengthen science and the knowledge-based economy. The Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data in Horizon 2020 were adopted in December 2013, requiring researchers funded by Horizon 2020 to deposit peer-reviewed publications in repositories and to ensure open access to the publications whilst also encouraging researchers to deposit the research data that validate the publications results. The European Commission advises European countries to develop their Open Access policies on the basis of the same principles. This meeting will bring together research funders and research performing organizations from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to address the following issues ..."
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