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Saturday, February 24, 2007

ERC will launch next Tuesday

The European Research Council (ERC) will officially launch in Berlin on February 27-28.  For details see the February 22 press release.

What's the OA connection?  In December 2006, the Scientific Council of the ERC pledged to adopt an OA mandate for ERC-funded research "as soon as pertinent repositories become operational".

Update. Wendy Hall, member of the ERC Scientific Council, Head of the School of Electronics & Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and friend of OA, will be on the opening panel at the launch conference.