Global progress towards Open Access » Pan European Networks
"Global: Heads of public national research funding organisations from throughout the world have endorsed a ‘state of play’ report on Open Access to publications and adopted shared principles to support scientific career development. These are the key outcomes of the 2014 annual meeting of the Global Research Council (GRC) held in Beijing, China. The state of play report on Open Access is the result of a broad consultation of all GRC participants which followed the endorsement of the GRC Action Plan towards Open Access to Publications published in 2013. The Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, who co-hosted the GRC annual meeting, announced the setting up of an international GRC working group on Open Access. The group is mandated to further the analysis of the consultation results, and articulate recommendations to progress. The adopted Statement of Principles for Shaping the Future will serve as a reference document for research funding agencies to support the next generation of researchers ..."