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03 Jun 2019

ERC and LERU welcome updated guidance on Plan S

Both the European Research Council (ERC) and the League of European Research Universities (LERU) have welcomed the revised guidance on Plan S implementation which was released on 31 May 2019 by cOAlition S. The revised guidance had been approved by all coalition members.

The ERC Scientific Council issued a statement reaffirming its support to the principles of PlanS, stating that it is pleased to see that "the revised principles and the detailed implementation guidance have taken on board a number of requests that have emerged from the consultation of the scienitific community. They clarify elements that were unclear in the original version and triggered questions and concerns".

LERU takes the publication of the updated Plan S guidelines as an opportunity to "underline the importance of the culture shift which is needed for the implementation of Open Science in universities, in particular with regard to Open Access publications. Plan S poses significant challenges for universities, not least in terms of managing costs. Without a fundamental change in the way publications are published, disseminated and paid for, the transition to Open Science in Europe will not happen". LERU also indicates its LERU Roadmap for Open Science, which was released in summer 2018. 

For more information:

ERC press release

LERU News: Leadership - the key to Open Science success


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