PASTEUR4OA/North-West Europe Meeting
PASTEUR4OA/North-West Europe Meetings of Research Performing Organisations and Research Funders
During this two-day meeting, two groups of policy makers were targeted: 21 representatives of Research-Performing Organisations (February 9, programme) and 29 Research Funder policy managers (February 10, programme), talked about existing and new open science policies and exchanged ideas and best practices related to open science policies.
During the meeting for research performing organisations, speakers included Lidia Borrell Damian (European University Association) who presented the EUA Roadmap to Open Access for publications, Bernard Rentier (ULg) on the well-known Liège Open Access mandate , Simon Kerridge (University of Kent) on how British universities interact with the various Open Access policies in the UK. Niamh Brennan (TCD) concluded the morning session with an overview of the situation in Ireland - ending with the following quote that nicely summarizes the rationale behind the need for Open Access policy making: “At TCD, we don't want to advertise pay-walled research ! Civil society should be able to access all our research”. At the end of the day, there was a panel session featuring Bernard Rentier, Marie-Pierre Pausch (University of Luxembourg), Alain Beretz (University of Strasbourg, France) and Christoph Bruch (Helmholtz Association, Germany).
Upcoming regional PASTEUR4OA meetings:
- February 22, Torino, Italy: South West Europe Meeting of Research Performing Organisations
- March 17, Copenhagen, Denmark: North Europe Meeting of Research Performing Organisations and Research Funders
- April 1, Istanbul, Turkey: South East Europe Meeting for Research Funders
Register now for the PASTEUR4OA final conference on May 17-18 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.