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Plan S: A European Open Access Mandate

C Users Kalliroi AppData Local Packages Microsoft.SkypeApp kzf8qxf38zg5c LocalState 9e8410de 36a2 4704 af2f 2c032c66ffeaOpenAIRE welcomes the announcement of the ambitious ‘Plan S’, launched by cOAlition S, a coalition of 11 national funding organisations. This is an important step towards an open and transparent environment for research, where all kinds of research outputs can be openly accessed, linked, enriched and archived. We expect that this initiative will accelerate the transition to Open Access and Open Science, complementing the existing efforts, with the aim of making all publicly funded research publications Open Access by 2020.

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Ghent University

logo_ugentGhent University has a history of being an early bird in Open access philosophy and spreading these ideas further, both on a national and international level. Home university of Herbert van de Sompel, developer of OAI-PMH, Ghent University was the first Belgian university (2003) to have an institutional repository, and has spread this idea through the country on national meetings and conferences. The expertise and enthusiasm allocated in the UGent library team, combined with their geographical and linguistic situation, and wide network, make them well-suited to be the regional OA Helpdesk. They could both offer practical as well as more strategic advice, as far as either the installation of a Helpdesk and the establishment of Open Access policies by repositories are concerned. It can also help setting up deposit guidelines assigned to the needs of researchers and technical teams.

UGent will inform about and guide to scientific communities in Belgium. Large Research centres in Belgium are e.g. ITG, IMEC, VLIZ and of course the universities and higher education schools. In addition, UGent could be a useful partner that builds further on the Belgian network e.g. by building an Open Access website in local languages and serving as a link between Belgium and ERA.

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