Science With And For Society (Swafs)

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Open Science (Open Access)

Online survey on scientific information in the digital age

Publication coverThe ‘Online survey on scientific information in the digital age’ (open from 15.07.2011 to 09.09.2011) provided stakeholders with the opportunity to comment on the state of play, barriers and potential policy actions in the area of access to and preservation of scientific results. All citizens and organisations concerned were welcomed to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly sought from governments, research institutions and universities, libraries, scientific publishers, research funding organisations, businesses, individual researchers and other interested parties. The consultation spurred great interest among those stakeholders, with 1140 responses received from 42 countries. The purpose of the consultation was to gather information from as many sources as possible and receive important input for the future development of policy options in the area of scientific information in the digital age

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Survey on open access in FP7

Publication coverThis expert group report on the State of Art in Europe on Responsible Research and Innovation has been authored by an interdisciplinary group with experts from science, innovation, economics, law, governance and ethics. It was prepared as an intermediate step in the reflection on future policy initiatives regarding responsible research and innovation (RRI). Currently, various policy discussions are taking place regarding RRI, both inside and outside of the European Commission. In order to provide input to these policy deliberations, this group was asked to reflect specifically on policy options with regard to a possible communication or recommendation from the European Commission on RRI

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National open access and preservation policies in Europe

Analysis of a questionnaire to the European Research Area Committee

Publication coverThis report gives an overview of how open access is developing in the European Resarch Area. It is based on a survey conducted via the European Research Area Committee. It shows that open access is backed by a growing number of universities, research centres and funding agencies across Europe, and it highlights the dynamic growth of open access. It also underlines, however, that national initiatives and practices are still fragmented, thus preventing the European Union from realising its full research and innovation potential

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FP7 Grant Agreement - Annex II

Publication coverGeneral Conditions

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Open access pilot in FP7


Publication coverThe European Commission is conducting a pilot initiative on open access to peer reviewed research articles in its Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7). In this pilot, open access to articles resulting from research funded in areas participating in the pilot should be provided within a specified time period. This pilot will run until the end of FP7.

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Open Access Pilot in the European Commission's Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7)

Publication coverSpecial clause 39 on Open Access

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Gender in EU-funded research
Ever since the Treaty of Rome, the European Union has consistently advocated gender equality as one of its core policies. Yet the monitoring and assessment studies of FP5 and FP6 have shown that despite the efforts to promote gender in research, women remain under-represented and the issue of gender is far from being systematically addressed in research projects.

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