Open Access and Infrastructure Cooperation for European Researchers

On 25 May 2021, the Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER), the European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe released a joint statement supporting Open Science and Open Access. These associations demand less restrictions from scholarly publishers to facilitate the dissemination of scientific research findings. In this joint statement, CESAER, EUA and Science Europe ask for more flexibility, transparency and modernity from publishers.  

Later on, science leaders gathered at the International Conference on Research Infrastructure (ICRI) on 3 June, to discuss infrastructures’ open science programmes and their engagement in responding to climate change and sustainable economic development. 

“I think that research infrastructures and open science policy are probably the two most powerful instruments to really bind scientists” 

– Jean-Eric Paquet,
European Commission’s directorate general for research and innovation

The framework of international governance was considered by the different parties represented, taking G7 as an example to build an international structure.  

Read more about the global science cooperation here.       

The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) is actively contributing to Open Access through its dedicated Task Group and by contributing to Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) initiatives as an observer member. EuChemS is also a member of the high-level expert group Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP), an expert group that advises the Europe Commission on how to further develop and practically implement open science policy, in line with the priority of Commissioner Moedas to improve the quality and impact of European science.    

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