[Oa-italia] Fwd: Results of the EC public consultation on scientific information in the digital age

Maria Cassella maria.cassella a unito.it
Lun 30 Gen 2012 13:56:29 CET


giro alla lista perche' di estremo interesse i risultati di questa 
indagine promossa dalla Commissione europea.
saluti a tutti
MC

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Oggetto: 	Results of the EC public consultation on scientific 
information in the digital age
Data: 	Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:39:18 +0100
Mittente: 	<RTD-OPEN-ACCESS a ec.europa.eu>



Dear Sir, dear Madam,

The public consultation on scientific information in the digital age, 
which was recently undertaken by the European Commission, spurred great 
interest among a variety of stakeholders, with 1140 responses received 
from 42 countries. Respondents identified *a strong need for better 
access to scientific publications and scientific data in Europe*. *90 % 
of respondents supported the idea that publications resulting from 
publicly funded research should as a matter of principle be in open 
access (OA) mode and that data from publicly funded research should be 
available for reuse free of charge on the internet.* Furthermore, 83 % 
called for policy formulation at the EU level and 86 % agreed on the 
development of an EU network of repositories.

Asked about *barriers to accessing scientific publications* the high 
price of journals/subscriptions (89%) and the limited budget of 
libraries (85 %) were identified as key issues.  The main barriers to 
access *research data* were identified as lack of funding to develop and 
maintain the necessary infrastructures (80 %); the insufficient credit 
given to researchers for making research data available (80 %); 
insufficient national/regional strategies/policies (79 %) as well as the 
lack of incentives for researchers (76.4%).

Self-archiving ('green OA') or a combination of self-archiving and OA 
publishing ('gold OA') were identified as the preferred ways for 
increasing the number and share of scientific publications available in 
OA mode. The majority (56% of respondents) prefer an embargo period 
(that is the period of time during which a publication is not yet open 
access) of 6 months.

Finally respondents were also concerned that the preservation of 
scientific information is currently insufficiently addressed.

*More information:*

The survey on scientific information in the digital age is available at

http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/survey-on-scientific-information-digital-age_en.pdf

(pdf document, 6MB)

and on our open access website under "background documents"

http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.topic&id=1294&lang=1 
<http://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/index.cfm?fuseaction=public.topic&id=1294&lang=1>

For any questions feel free to contact the open access team at

RTD-open-access a ec.europa.eu <mailto:RTD-open-access a ec.europa.eu>

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