European Commission adopts Communication and Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information

On 17 July 2012, the European Commission has outlined measures to improve access to scientific knowledge produced in Europe.The new EC Communication sets out open access policy objectives for the research funded by the Commission through Horizon 2020. An accompanying Recommendation provides a policy framework for improving access to a preservation of scientific information in EU Member States. 

Better access to EU-funded scientific papers and data will make it easier for researchers and businesses to build on the results of publicly-funded research. This will boost Europe's innovation capacity and give citizens quicker access to scientific discoveries.

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