open access

Second National Open Access Workshop, October 21-22, 2013, Izmir, Turkey

The 2nd National Open Access Workshop was held in Izmir, Turkey, during the Open Access Week (October 21-22, 2013). The workshop was hosted by the Izmir Institute of Technology and more than 120 people mainly from research performing institutions attended the two-day workshop. The workshop program is available at http://www.acikerisim.org/english/oa2013_program.pdf. Open access, research data management, best practices and open access policies of big publishers were among the topics discussed during the workshop. There was also an update on the MedOANet project during which the MedOANet Guidelines were introduced to the participants for the first time. A final statement was issued after the Workshop, recommending that research funding and research performing organizations should develop open access policies based on the MedOANet Guidelines.