Council of European Union : policy debate on scientific information

Publié le 20 février 2013, par Thérèse Hameau

PRESS RELEASE (excerpts)

Open access to scientific information

The Council held a policy debate on open access to scientific information of public-funded research projects on the basis of the Commission communication "Towards better access to scientific information : Boosting the benefits of public investments in research" (12847/12) and its
accompanying recommendations on access to and preservation of scientific information (12846/12).

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They encouraged the definition of clear policies, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, on open access to scientific publications and research data, on preservation and re-use of scientific information and on related e-infrastructures for disseminating scientific information, at both
national and EU levels.

They agreed on the need to promote common implementation standards and criteria, including interoperable infrastructures, in order to achieve the maximum benefit from open access in a sustainable way within a digital European Research Area.

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Le communiqué de presse