EC Seeks Views on Access to Digital Scientific Information

The European Commission recently launched a public consultation on access to digital scientific information. All interested parties are invited to express their opinions on ways to:

  • increase accessibility to scientific articles for researchers and overall society
  • enhance the availability of research data on a wider scale
  • ensure permanent access to digital content, by analysing the barriers that are currently preventing the circulation of scientific output

Based on the results of this consultation, the European Commission will propose a Communication on access to and preservation of scientific information by the end of 2011, together with a Recommendation on actions to be implemented by Member States.

Take Part in the Consultation