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Austrian Transition to
Open Science
Patrick Danowski
FWF Policy
• OA mandate
• OA funding (gold / hybrid) with limits
• CC-BY mandate
• voluntary bottom up initiative
• focus on moving Open Access forward 

(with Open Science in mind)
• 55 member instituti...
Believe
• Need of Change
• in Open Access
• no subscription fees
• Transition
Source: 

http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.34079
Goal
100% Gold OA in 

2025
Photo by viafog - http://flic.kr/p/fbTUzo
Universities Austria (UNIKO):

the biggest amount
dep...
Recommendations 1/2
• Reorganize publishing
contracts
• Support international
cooperation
• Introduce publication
funds
• ...
Recommendations 2/2
• Introduce Open Access
policy
• Registration of
repositories
• Support self-archiving
• Offer trainin...
Introduce OA Policy
No Information
1
No
8
In Planing
6
Yes
7
Information 

from 22 project partners

(eInfrastructure)
• E...
From 2020 onward, license agreements with
publishers should be concluded in a manner
that the research publications are
au...
From 2017 onward, all research and
funding organizations in Austria
should participate jointly in national
and internation...
Openness is the normative pledge of
science and scholarship.

It is the precondition that research
results can be replicat...
Only together we can
manage the transition
to a new System
patrick.danowski@ist.ac.atPhoto by ccbarr 

- http://flic.kr/p/p...
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Austria Transition to Open Science (Pasteur4OA)

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Presentation given at the Pasteur4OA final conference in Amsterdam 17.05.2016

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Austria Transition to Open Science (Pasteur4OA)

  1. 1. Austrian Transition to Open Science Patrick Danowski
  2. 2. FWF Policy • OA mandate • OA funding (gold / hybrid) with limits • CC-BY mandate
  3. 3. • voluntary bottom up initiative • focus on moving Open Access forward 
 (with Open Science in mind) • 55 member institutions • different working groups
  4. 4. Believe • Need of Change • in Open Access • no subscription fees • Transition
  5. 5. Source: 
 http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.34079
  6. 6. Goal 100% Gold OA in 
 2025 Photo by viafog - http://flic.kr/p/fbTUzo Universities Austria (UNIKO):
 the biggest amount depending on discipline
  7. 7. Recommendations 1/2 • Reorganize publishing contracts • Support international cooperation • Introduce publication funds • Monitoring during implementation • Reorganize publication venues • Create cost transparency • Acknowledging Open Access / Open Science • Set targets for Open Science
  8. 8. Recommendations 2/2 • Introduce Open Access policy • Registration of repositories • Support self-archiving • Offer training programs • Opening the inventories • Provide start-up capital • Expand the scope of the copyright reform of 2015 • Merging the publication infrastructure
  9. 9. Introduce OA Policy No Information 1 No 8 In Planing 6 Yes 7 Information 
 from 22 project partners
 (eInfrastructure) • EU Network PASTEUR4OA says that FWF has one of the most effective OA policies of a public funder in Europe. • Austrian Court of Audit recently claims OA for all publically funded research.
  10. 10. From 2020 onward, license agreements with publishers should be concluded in a manner that the research publications are automatically published OA. Photo by Gunnar Wrobel - http://flic.kr/p/qQTMa Reorganize publisher contracts In Negotiation: Wiley, Elsevier
  11. 11. From 2017 onward, all research and funding organizations in Austria should participate jointly in national and international initiatives that promote high-quality non-commercial publication models and infrastructures. Support international cooperation 130.000 € from Austria
  12. 12. Openness is the normative pledge of science and scholarship.
 It is the precondition that research results can be replicated, verified, falsified and reused for scholarly
 as well as for practical
 applications. Photo by izillR - http://flic.kr/p/rskg2K
  13. 13. Only together we can manage the transition to a new System patrick.danowski@ist.ac.atPhoto by ccbarr 
 - http://flic.kr/p/pDZkXa

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