22-23 November 2012 Lyon, France

MedOANet French National Workshop

The French Task Force for the MedOANet project met on November 22nd and 23rd at the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD) in Lyon.

The aim of this two-day meeting was to bring together the main stakeholders and decision-makers involved in the Open Access movement from the French academic and scientific spheres to:

• Take stock of Open Access initiatives and policies in France and Europe
• Discuss current practices and design a national pathway in harmony with practices observed in the partner countries
• Define a national-level action plan and make sure decision-makers are involved.

Around thirty people from universities, research institutions, laboratories, libraries, the French Research Ministry and publishers took part in this workshop.