Access to Scientific Information. The Role of the EU


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Access to Scientific Information. The Role of the EU

  1. 1. FNRS Open Access Workshop 2011<br />28 September, Brussels<br />Access to <br />Scientific Information<br />The Role of the EU<br />Carl-Christian Buhr<br />European Commission<br />, @ccbuhr<br /><br />(All expressed views are those of the speaker.)<br />
  2. 2. The European Commission as...<br />...Policy Maker<br />Launches policy debates<br />Invites Member States to take action<br />Proposes EU legislation<br />...Funding Agency<br /> e.g. Research & Innovation<br />Access policies for funded research<br />...Infrastructure Builder<br />Funds infrastructures<br />Funds relevant research<br />Supports networking activities<br />
  3. 3. Why 2011 is important<br />Multi-Annual EU budget 2014-2020<br />(Proposal June 2011: >EUR 80bn for Research & Innovation)<br />Post-2013 research funding: Horizon 2020<br />(Legislative proposal foreseen 2011)<br />European Research Area<br />(Public consultation open until 30 November 2011)<br /> Communication & Recommendation on Scientific Information<br />(Public consultation closed September 2011, adoption 2011/2012)<br />
  4. 4. 2 Commissioners propose, <br />27 adopt...<br />Digital Agenda<br />R&I, ERA<br />Neelie Kroes<br />Máire Geoghegan-Quinn<br /><br />
  5. 5. ... and 2 Legislators need to agree<br />European Parliament<br />Council of the European Union<br /><br /><br />
  6. 6. 101 Actions<br /><br />DAE<br />,<br />@NeelieKroesEU<br />
  7. 7. 101 Actions<br /><br />Advising on...<br />Research Policy<br />Scientific Information<br />e-Infrastructures<br />etc.<br />,<br />@ccbuhr<br />,<br />@NeelieKroesEU<br />
  8. 8. The Digital Agenda for Europe<br />“[…] publicly funded research should be widely disseminated through Open Access publication of scientific data and papers”<br />“[…] the Commission will appropriately extend current Open Access publication requirements […]”<br />A Digital Agenda for Europe (COM(2010)245, 19.05.2010),<br /><br />
  9. 9. The Innovation Union<br />“ [...] 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”.<br />“ 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 […]”.<br />Innovation Union (COM(2010)546, 06.10.2010),<br /><br />
  10. 10. Neelie Kroes<br />“ Access to scientific results for free, for all, for ever is a compelling vision indeed.”<br />06/04/2011<br />“ The question is no longer ‘if’ we should have open access. The question is about ‘how’ we should develop it further and promote it.”<br />02/12/2010<br />“ Scientific information has the power to transform our lives for the better – it is too valuable to be locked away.”06/10/2010<br />
  11. 11. Status Quo: OA in FP7<br />Covers 20% FP7 budget <br />Best effort mandate<br />Embargo (6/12 months)<br />Gold OA costs reimbursable<br /><br />
  12. 12. EC: OA in Horizon 2020(publications)<br />2011<br />Extend/Generalise OA Pilot<br />Questions<br />How to get scientists to deposit?<br />Robust & effective mandate: How?<br />Role for Publishers?<br />Funding?<br />
  13. 13. And data?<br /><br />” 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”.<br />
  14. 14. "My goal is to raise awareness of the opportunities represented by scientific data as well as setting out a plan for future developments."<br /><br />"[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."<br /><br />Start slowly, partner, pilot <br />& build infrastructures<br />
  15. 15. Pointers<br />The EC and open access<br /><br />The Digital Agenda for Europe<br /><br />Neelie Kroes Speeches<br /><br /><br />Riding the wave – Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data, October 2010<br /><br />Post-2013 Research Green Paper & Public Consultation<br /><br />More detail on all of this (thank you!)<br /><br />Contacts<br /><web>{NeelieKroesEU, cc_buhr}</web><br /><twitter>@NeelieKroesEU, @ccbuhr</twitter><br /><facebook></facebook><br />