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Saturday, June 30, 2007

CNRS Ethics Committee recommends broadest possible dissemination of research

The Ethics Committee (Comité d'éthique or COMETS) of France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has issued an opinion on diffusing the results of research.  (Thanks to the INIST Libre Accès blog.)

The opinion makes eight recommendations, among them that CNRS should [1] support accessible publication systems in order to ensure the broadest possible dissemination of knowledge, [2] educate researchers about different methods of research communication, [3] ensure the open dissemination of data, and [5] think about ways to correct the abuses of the dominant system of monopoly publishing.

Read the French original or Google's English.