EUA addresses statement on Open Science to EU institutions and national governments
On 27 October 2017, the Council of the European University Association (EUA) adopted a political statement on Open Science. The document includes key messages from the university sector addressed to EU institutions and national governments, with a view to contributing to the faster development of an open scholarly knowledge exchange system.
The statement focuses particularly on prioritising open access to research publications and to research data, and in creating adequate framework conditions for the re-use of research outcomes produced as a result of publicly funded research. The messages addressed to EU institutions and national governments cover different areas, including infrastructure, skills and capacity building, researchers’ engagement with open access, research assessment approaches and legislative developments that are likely to have a profound impact in research activities in the next years.
The statement has been developed together with EUA’s High Level Group on Big Deals and the Expert Group on Science 2.0/Open Science. It follows from the recommendations EUA provided to its membership on Open Access to research publications and on research data management and text and data mining. It has also been informed by the results of previous EUA Surveys on Open Access.
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