Sweden: Open Access for the long-term
The Swedish Research Council has been tasked by the Government to produce national guidelines for open access to scientific information. The proposed guidelines are now handed in to the government. The Guidelines are availabe in English at the Swedish Research Council website. The basic principles in the proposed national guidelines are that scientific publications and artistic works, as well as research data forming the basis for scientific publications, that are the result of publicly funded research, must be openly available. In both cases, proposals for time frames for implementation are indicated.
The Swedish Research Council proposes that a national coordinating function be set up at a suitable agency, which will be tasked with coordinating the work.