open access

European Commission adopts Communication and Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information

The European Commission has today outlined measures to improve access to scientific knowledge produced in Europe. Better access to EU-funded scientific papers and data will make it easier for researchers and businesses to build on the results of publicly-funded research. This will boost Europe's innovation capacity and give citizens quicker access to scientific discoveries.

The Communication sets out open access policy objectives for the research funded by the Commission through Horizon 2020. An accompanying Recommendation provides a policy framework for improving access to a preservation of scientific information in EU Member States.

The documents can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/ by clicking on "background" in the left column.