[Ip-health] Invitation to a EU Researchers Speak Out on Open Access - Wednesday, October 10th at 13h00 in A1-E201, European Parliament, Brussels

Tessel Mellema tessel at haieurope.org
Wed Oct 3 08:17:24 PDT 2012

Date: Wednesday, 10th October

Time: 13h00 - 14h30
Room: A1-E201, European Parliament, Brussels 

(sandwiches & drinks will be served before the event)


Sponsored by MEP Ioannis A. Tsoukalas (EPP), MEP Luigi Berlinguer (S&D)
and MEP Philippe Lamberts (Greens/EFA) and organized with support from
TACD & HAI Europe


Why Europe's researchers and academics want a clear open access policy
in Horizon 2020

In the next few months the European Parliament will decide its position
on open access scientific publishing in Horizon 2020. A number of the
key issues at stake are the present barriers to access to knowledge
generated with EU funding, the high cost European public institutions
pay for peer-reviewed scientific journals and how to best promote
academic excellence and innovation with public funding. 

*	How academic publishing is changing in the digital era and what
the benefits and difficulties of open access scientific publishing
models are.
*	What a clear EU open access policy in Horizon 2020 would mean
for academic excellence, innovation and for citizens in general.
*	Issues to be considered: dissemination, effectiveness of public
financing, transparency, academic freedom, peer review, research
excellence and the financing of publishing costs.
*	Does open access to publication and data pose affect the
management intellectual property rights?
*	What is the difference between open access for publications and
open access for data?
*	What are the benefits of Open Access to scientific data policies
for researchers and for public interest? What kind of data are we
talking about?
*	What legal language and what investments are needed in Horizon
2020 to assure open access?


13h00: Introduction by MEP Philippe Lamberts

Topic 1 - Open Access to publications



*	Prof. Dr. Marie Farge (France) Research Director at the Centre
National de la Recherche Scientique (CNRS), member of the Academy of
Europe. One of the promoters of "The Cost of Knowledge" initiative that
has been supported by thousands of European researchers. She received
several including from Cray Research, American Physics Society and the
French Academy of Sciences.
*	Dr. Alma Swan (UK) Consultant and advocate in the field of
scholarly communication for SPARC (Scholarly publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition), research biologist, member of governing board of
Euroscience, fellow of Society and Biology (UK) and former editor of

Questions and open debate with attendants

Topic 2 - Open Access to research data


*	Dr. Elena Giglia (Italy) Open Access Projects leader at the
University of Turin; member of the Open Access Working Group at CRUI
(Conference of Italian Universities Rectors); member of the Editorial
Board of "JLIS - Italian Journal of Library and Information Science"
*	Dr. Christoph Bruch (Germany) Senior advisor for Helmholtz Open
Access Coordination Office. Appointed 'lead moderator' of "Preservation
of Scientific Data" for the post-summit process of the World Summit on
the Information Society. Previously at Max Planck Society and Free
University Berlin.

Questions and open debate with attendants

14.20: Conclusions by MEP Ioannis A. Tsoukalas and MEP Luigi Berlinguer

Please register by sending an email before October the 8th to
laurarossy at hotmail.com
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Tessel Mellema

Project Officer - Trade, Innovation & Access to Medicines


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