Neelie Kroes on Open Science - YouTube
Please use the link above to access the video presentation made by Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, “address[ing] a meeting of the stakeholders of the global SCOAP3 initiative held at CERN on April 6th, 2011.” The SCOAP3 website provides the following summary of the address: “she wished SCOAP3 a ‘…success [that] will be more than just a proof of concept. It will show us a passable way into the future of scientific publishing that others can follow’. Commissioner Kroes continued mentioning that ‘Access to scientific results for free, for all, for ever is a compelling vision indeed’. She recognized that ‘free access for readers does not mean writing or publishing is free’, adding that ‘for open access to scientific publications and data, the benefits definitely outweigh the costs’ and ‘all stakeholders should be proactive in adapting to this new open environment’. A full transcript of the statement is available on the SCOAP3 web site.” The video was uploaded to YouTube on March 16, 2012 and is also available on the SCOAP3 website.