“I find the EU initiatives towards free access to publicly financed research results extremely relevant in today’s knowledge society. In a time where research and innovation are important prerequisites for a positive development of society, as many obstacles impeding the access to knowledge as possible must be removed. I look forward to working to promote Open Access under the auspices of DEFF,” says Mai Buch, chair of DEFF’s steering committee.
Denmark’s Electronic Research Library, DEFF, is the result of a collaboration between Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The new project group is comprised of select members of DEFF’s steering committee as well as representatives from Danish University and Property Agency, Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, and The Council for Protection of Intellectual Property.
The project group will strengthen the national strategies and structures for access as well as promotion and long-term conservation of scientific information and data. The group will investigate how publicly funded research can be made freely available and what economic consequences open access to research may have.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.