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Monday, June 16, 2008

More on Madrid's OA policy

First Spanish Open Access explicit policy, DRIVER, June 12, 2008.
The Autonomous Community Government of Madrid has established the first open access policy, regarding their funding of research projects and requiring the deposit of their results in the available open access repositories of the "e-ciencia" [e-science] platform which includes all public universities of Madrid, the Spanish Research Council and UNED [National Distance Education University].

Already the Spanish Research Council and one of the Universities, "University Rey Juan Carlos I" have adopted, as mandate, such a recommendation. It is hoped that the rest of the public universities of Madrid and UNED will follow soon.
Comment. The language here is still ambiguous (is it a "requirement" or a "recommendation"?), but this provides a bit more information than what we previously knew about this policy (which was in Spanish only).