France's CNRS Registers Commitment to Implement Berlin Declaration Self-Archiving Policy Recommendation

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 14:01:30 +0000

France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
is perhaps the world's largest national research institute, covering
virtually all scientific and scholarly disciplines, in a distributed
network of individual research units as well as university-associated
units all over France.

CNRS was a delegate to the recent Berlin 3 meeting in Southampton UK
whose objective was to formulate a concrete institutional policy that
could be implemented by the 55 institutions worldwide
that have already signed the Berlin Declaration for Open Access
(as well as all new signatories).

The outcome of Berlin 3 was the following recommended institutional

CNRS has now registered its commitment to implementing a CNRS
institutional self-archiving policy along the lines recommended:

The importance of this national institutional commitment cannot
be over-emphasized. CNRS is setting an example for the research
institutions and universities of the world.

Research institutions and universities (both those who have already
signed the Berlin Declaration and those who have not) are now invited
to register their commitment to adopting institutional self-archiving
policies of their own, along the lines recommended by the Berlin
Declaration at:

More information will appear in a later posting.

A complete Hypermail archive of the ongoing discussion of providing
open access to the peer-reviewed research literature online (1998-2004)
is available at:
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UNIVERSITIES: If you have adopted or plan to adopt an institutional
policy of providing Open Access to your own research article output,
please describe your policy at:

    BOAI-1 ("green"): Publish your article in a suitable toll-access journal
    BOAI-2 ("gold"): Publish your article in a open-access journal if/when
            a suitable one exists.
    in BOTH cases self-archive a supplementary version of your article
            in your institutional repository.
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