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  1. 1. Knowledge Sharing in the European Union "Implementing the ERA: Joining Forces at the National and European Level" Session 2d “Dissemination, Transfer and Use of Research Results, including Open Access”, 20th January - Bled, Slovenia Francesco Fusaro Policy Officer Directorate European Research Area (Unit B.6)
  2. 2. Knowledge Sharing <ul><li>Open Access (OA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer, IPR </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International dimension </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Commissioner’s view ‘ We need [...] a unified research area that brings together people and ideas in a way that catalyses science and world-leading innovation. Open access can help make this vision become a reality .’ (M. Geoghegan-Quinn)
  4. 4. Objectives for Open Access <ul><li>Serving Research and Innovation (R&I) </li></ul><ul><li>Improving return on investment in R&I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow the benefits of science to be exploited by all (researchers, industry, citizens) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access to results of publicly-funded research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>By 2014: Open Access strategies in EU countries </li></ul><ul><li>By 2020: 100% Open Access to publications in EU </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2011 Consultation on scientific information: Publications <ul><li>In favour: </li></ul><ul><li>100% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National and Regional Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research funding organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More than 90% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizens, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities/research institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disagree: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>67% of publishers </li></ul></ul>Source: On-line public consultation on scientific information in the digital age July 2011 - September 2011
  6. 6. 2011 Consultation on scientific information: Data <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of support for research data that is publicly available and results from public funding to be available for re-use and free of charge on the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highlighted issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partner, pilot & build infrastructures </li></ul>Source: On-line public consultation on scientific information in the digital age July 2011 - September 2011
  7. 7. Leading by example <ul><li>7 th Framework programme (2007-2013) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers OA publishing costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-archiving: OA Pilot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make open access to publications the general principle for all projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open up possibilities for data </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Barriers to access Publications Source: On-line public consultation on scientific information in the digital age July 2011 - September 2011
  9. 9. Barriers to access Data Source: On-line public consultation on scientific information in the digital age July 2011 - September 2011
  10. 10. Actions <ul><ul><li>Develop and implement OA policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of OA among research actors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote culture of sharing (incentivise researchers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to the setting of standards, designing and establishing e-Infrastructures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support from Science Europe is crucial! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Knowledge Transfer <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster scientific excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate international partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulate innovation activities and competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the competitiveness of the EU economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By 2020: Knowledge transfer between universities, Public Research Organizations and business are world class, as measured on the basis of international KT indicators </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Barriers to Knowledge Transfer <ul><li>Current situation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inadequate and insufficient public/private cooperation between industry and the public research sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low mobility of researchers and lack of communication between the academic sector and industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of professional management of IP in Public Research Organisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of employment incentives in KT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fragmentation in legal systems and complex funding systems in the MS </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Actions <ul><ul><li>Acknowledge KT activities in the employment conditions of public researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reward researchers' mobility between public and private sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate KT in regional, national and international research programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implement the &quot;ERA Guidelines on IP Management In International Research Collaborations&quot; (forthcoming) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support from Science Europe is crucial! </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you for your attention </li></ul><ul><li>Looking forward to our future cooperation </li></ul>

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