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Open access in the Nordic countries – how far have we come?

On Friday, NordForsk presented the report Open Access to Research Data – Status, Issues and Outlook to the Nordic Council of Ministers. The report was prepared on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers, which sought an overview of open access development in the Nordic countries.

The report shows that, while the Nordic countries have always been forerunner providing access to publicly funded research output, implementation and success rates vary greatly per country. The report calls for greater collaboration between the Nordic countries, stating that harmonised policies and guidelines might increase the overall impact of the Nordic research output. 

The full report can be consulted here: