Open Science in the Digital Agenda


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Presentation at the Conference "Structural Frameworks for Open, Digital Research", Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 June 2012.

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Open Science in the Digital Agenda

  1. 1. Structural Frameworks for Open, Digital Research 11 June 2012, Copenhagen Royal Library Open Science in theDigital Agenda Carl-Christian Buhr, @ccbuhr (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. 101 Actions DAE,@NeelieKroesEU
  3. 3. 101 Actions Advising on... ICT Research Policy Scientific Information e-Infrastructures etc., @ccbuhr,@NeelieKroesEU
  4. 4. The European Commission as......Policy Maker Launches policy debates Invites Member States to take action Proposes EU legislation...Funding Agency e.g. Research & Innovation Access policies for funded research...Infrastructure Builder Funds research infrastructures Funds related research Supports networking activities
  5. 5. 27 Commissioners... Digital Agenda R&I, ERA Neelie Kroes Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
  6. 6. ...proposed Horizon 2020 Key elements- For 2014-2020- For R&D and for Innovation projects- Funding: EUR 80bn...- Strong increase for e-Infrastructures- Open Access to research results: for all publications, to data where appropriate Press Release IP/11/1475 of 30 November 2011 Informationsportal:
  7. 7. debated in Parliament and CouncilEuropean Parliament Council of the European Union
  8. 8. Status Quo OA to Publications Covers 20% FP7 budget Best effort mandate Embargo (6/12m) Costs reimbursable OA to Data Some projects Not systematic
  9. 9. Digital Agenda & Open Access“[…] publicly funded research should be widely disseminated through Open Access publication of scientific data and papers”“[…] the Commission will appropriately extend current Open Access publication requirements […]” A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010),
  10. 10. Innovation Union & Open Access“ [...] the Commission will propose a European Research Area framework and […]seek to ensure […] dissemination [...] of research results, including through open access to publications and dataCommission willfunded research”.“ The from publicly promoteopen access to the results ofpublicly funded research. Itwill aim to make open access topublications the generalprinciple for projects fundedby the EU research FrameworkProgrammes […]” Innovation Union (COM(2010)546, 06.10.2010),
  11. 11. Strong political support “ Access to scientific results for free, for all, for ever is a compelling vision indeed.”“ The question is no longer ‘if’ we should have open access. The question is about ‘how’ we should develop it further and promote it.”“ Scientific information has the power to transform our lives for the better – it is too valuable to be locked away.”
  12. 12. Communication & Recommendation on Scientific Information„ [The Commission] will work with Member States to step up their activities to provide open access to scientific information [...]. In parallel, the Commission will detail how it will deal with the results of research funded by the Indications for Open Access in Horizon 2020 European Union.” Commission Open Data Strategy 2011 (COM(2011)882, p. 9 Recommendation for Member State actions Likely Adoption: Q3/2012
  13. 13. Preparing for Data ”the data themselves become the infrastructure”.Geant High Level Expert Group,Report of October 2011
  14. 14. "My goal is to raise awareness of the opportunities represented by scientific data" reference=SPEECH/10/518"[T]ruly free access to scientific data is notpossible without a coordinated effort ofEuropean and global stakeholders to build andsustain an underlying seamless and trustedinfrastructure.""[Interoperability] is the key toglobal, multi-disciplinary science,supported by reliable and high-performance data infrastructure. Weneed datasets and software to workwith each other"
  15. 15. Building Infrastructures plus http://www.geant.netmaintain, link, extend
  16. 16. What next for Open Science?PolicyWho will run science data infrastructures?Towards a common approach in EuropeFundingBuild on PRACE, GÉANT, OpenAIREplus etc.Infrastructures to cope with “Big Data”Drive research into tools & methodsCommunity BuildingFor example: Digital HumanitiesEuropeana as a research infrastructure (fundedthrough the Connecting Europe Facility)
  17. 17. Pointers The EC and open access The Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes Speeches Riding the wave – Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, October 2010 GÉANT Expert Group, Report “Knowledge without Borders” Research Green Paper & Public Consultation Horizon 2020 proposal
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