51st Green OA Self-Archiving Mandate: European Union's 7th Framework

From: Stevan Harnad <amsciforum_at_GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:59:39 -0400

Thanks to Eloy Rodrigues for the news that the European Commission
has now mandated Green OA self-archiving for 20% of its 7th Framework
Funding. This is the planet's 51st Green OA Mandate (and the 26th
funder mandate: The European Research Council (ERC), another European
research funder, had earlier likewise mandated Green OA.)

  Institution's/Department's OA Self-Archiving Policy

Which parts of FP7 will be covered by the open access pilot?

The pilot covers approximately 20% of the FP7 budget and will apply
to specific areas of research under the 7th Research Framework
Programme (FP7):

* Health

* Energy

* Environment

* Information and Communication Technologies (Cognitive Systems,
Interaction, Robotics)

* Research Infrastructures (e-Infrastructures);

* Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities;

* Science in Society

These research areas have a potentially high societal impact and
political relevance: they can help Europe face global challenges like
climate change and the management of natural resources. They also
make it possible to test open access for a variety of different
disciplines, including a range of natural sciences, social sciences
and humanities, as well as both basic and applied research.

How will the open access pilot be implemented?

New grant agreements in the areas covered by the pilot will contain a
clause requiring grant recipients to deposit peer reviewed research
articles or final manuscripts resulting from their FP7 projects into
their institutional or if unavailable a subject-based repository.
They will have to make their best efforts to ensure open access to
these articles within six or twelve months after publication,
depending on the research area. This embargo period will allow
scientific publishers to get a return on their investment.
Received on Wed Aug 20 2008 - 23:03:44 BST

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