The European Commission and Open Access


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The European Commission and Open Access

  1. 1. Open Access Conference 2011 10 June, Copenhagen The European Commission and Open Access Carl-Christian Buhr European Commission (All expressed views are those of the speaker.)
  2. 2. The European Commission as... <ul><li>...Policy Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Launches policy debates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invites Member States to take action </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proposes EU legislation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...Funding Agency </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Research & Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access policies for funded research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>...Infrastructure Builder </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funds infrastructures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funds relevant research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports networking activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Neelie Kroes Digital Agenda 2 Commissioners propose, 27 adopt... Máire Geoghegan-Quinn R&I , ERA
  4. 4. ... and 2 Legislators need to agree European Parliament Council of the European Union
  5. 5. EC: Policy Maker <ul><li>Multi-Annual EU budget 2014-{2021, 2024} </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Post-2013 research funding </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal on European Research Area </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Recommendation on Scientific Information </li></ul>
  6. 6. , @ NeelieKroesEU DAE 101 Actions
  7. 7. , @ NeelieKroesEU 101 Actions Advising on... Research Policy Scientific Information e-Infrastructures etc. , @ ccbuhr
  8. 8. The Digital Agenda for Europe <ul><li>“[…] publicly funded research should be widely disseminated through Open Access publication of scientific data and papers ” </li></ul>A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010), =CELEX:52010DC0245(01):EN:NOT “ […] the Commission will appropriately extend current Open Access publication requirements […]”
  9. 9. The Innovation Union <ul><li>“ [...] the Commission will propose a European Research Area framework and […]seek to ensure […] dissemination [...] of research results, including through open access to publications and data from publicly funded research”. </li></ul>Innovation Union (COM(2010)546, 06.10.2010), =CELEX:52010DC0546:EN:NOT “ The Commission will promote open access to the results of publicly funded research. It will aim to make open access to publications the general principle for projects funded by the EU research Framework Programmes […]”.
  10. 10. Neelie Kroes <ul><li>“ Scientific information has the power to transform our lives for the better – it is too valuable to be locked away. ” 06/10/2010 </li></ul>“ The question is no longer ‘if’ we should have open access. The question is about ‘how’ we should develop it further and promote it.” 02/12/2010 “ Access to scientific results for free, for all, for ever is a compelling vision indeed.” 06/04/2011
  11. 11. Communication & Recommendation on Scientific Information <ul><li>„ The Communication will take stock of the developments in the area of access to scientific information, and will outline the next steps the Commission will take.” </li></ul><ul><li>Plus: Recommendation to Member States </li></ul><ul><li>Public Hearing: Luxemburg, 30 May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Public online consultation: June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption: By end 2011 </li></ul>Commission Work Programme 2011, p. 74
  12. 12. EC: Funding Agency Covers 20% FP7 budget Best effort mandate Embargo (6/12m) Costs reimbursable
  13. 13. What next? <ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Extend/Generalise OA Pilot in the CSF </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to get scientists to deposit? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robust & effective mandate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funding? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which Role for Publishers? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. And data? ” Our Vision is a scientific e-infrastructure that supports seamless access, use, re-use, and trust of data. In a sense [...] the data themselves become the infrastructure – a valuable asset, on which science, technology, the economy and society can advance”.
  15. 15. &quot;My goal is to raise awareness of the opportunities represented by scientific data as well as setting out a plan for future developments.&quot; Start slowly, partner, pilot & build infrastructures &quot;[T]ruly free access to scientific data is not possible without a coordinated effort of European and global stakeholders to build and sustain an underlying seamless and trusted infrastructure.&quot;
  16. 16. EC: Infrastructure Builder link, maintain, extend Several new projects currently under review to start soon, e.g. OpenAIRE plus
  17. 17. How to help? Citizens demand access Funders mandate Researchers deposit & nudge journals Librarians create & link repositories Publishers build bridges & cross over
  18. 18. <ul><li>Pointers </li></ul><ul><li>The EC and open access </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Agenda for Europe </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Neelie Kroes Speeches </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Riding the wave – Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, October 2010 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Post-2013 Research Green Paper & Public Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>More detail on all of this (thank you!) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li><web>{ NeelieKroesEU , cc_buhr }</web> </li></ul><ul><li><twitter> @ NeelieKroesEU , @ ccbuhr </twitter> </li></ul><ul><li><facebook> </facebook> </li></ul>