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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Asturias adopts an OA mandate

The Spanish principality of Asturias has adopted an OA mandate for its funded research. See this February 4 post from the AccessoAbierto blog (in the original Spanish, or in Google's English):
The Principality of Asturias has been resolved by agreement of the Governing Council of the Commonwealth a clear policy regarding the scientific output resulting from the Principality funded projects:
... Bases in aid and grants financed by public funds provided or managed by the Administration of the Principality of Asturias, whose purpose is to promote research, include a clause under which the beneficiary must self-archive its research results in the Institutional Repository of the Principality of Asturias (RIA), to enable the dissemination of the work in the scientific community for study and research. Where the work being published, the Government of the Principality of Asturias followed, whenever necessary, however a period not to exceed 6 months prior to its disclosure by the Institutional Repository of the Principality of Asturias ( RIA ) ...