Open Access Policies in Europe: an Overview of Science Europe Members

Stephan Kuster
Head of Policy Affairs, Science Europe, Brussels

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Recent years have seen a host of public research organisation, including Universities, Research Funding Organisations (RFOs), Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) and others, adopt policies on Open Access publishing.
This presentation will focus on features and trends of OA polices among the subset of publicly funded RFOs and RPOs who are members of Science Europe. The presentation will attempt to put these in the context of recent development in European research policy. As a particular example of a collective approaches to setting policy standards, a closer look at the ‘Science Europe Principles on Open Access to Research Publications’ (click here for PDF) will be provided.