Dutch Presidency Call for Action on Open Science

A call for action has been published as an outcome of the conference “Open Science – From Vision to Action, hosted by the Netherlands´ presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to this call for action, by 2020 there should be full open access for all scientific publications as well as a fundamentally new approach towards optimal reuse of research data. In order to reach this vision, twelve action items are proposed, namely changing the assessment, evaluation and reward systems in science; creating transparency on the costs and conditions of academic communication; setting up common e-infrastructures; involving researchers and new users in open science; or stimulating new publishing models for knowledge transfer.
This call for action is an open, living document, and EuCheMS, based on the outcomes of the recent Amsterdam workshop “Science: How Close to Open”, will provide input on the topic of open science to the Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Also during this conference, Commissioner Carlos Moedas announced the imminent launch of the Open Science Policy Platform, which will advise the European Commission on policy actions required to implement the European Open Science Policy Agenda. Members of the platform will be announced end of May 2016.

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