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Thursday, February 15, 2007

EU "may" require OA to publicly-funded research

The EU Observer news ticker reported this item (no direct URL) at 13:46 EU Central time this afternoon:

EU may tie science grants to open access

Brussels may in 2008 tie EU research grants worth 7 billion a year to commitments to make the data public down the line, EU officials said on Thursday. The suggestion comes after a 20,400-strong petition complaining that access to EU-funded data is now controlled by a coterie of publishing giants.

PS:  I know that today at the Brussels scientific publishing conference the EC distributed hardcopies of its non-binding communication on an EU-wide OA mandate.  If anyone has the electronic text, I'd be very grateful for a copy.