[Taxacom] Open access?

Richard HARDWICK rch at skynet.be
Mon Jun 10 09:51:15 CDT 2013

Forwarding an email from the EC [1]

The recent "Open access?"  thread on Taxacom
raised some specialist points that are not often
heard in debates on open access.

Perhaps someone on this list could air those points
at the "public consultation on open access to research data "
to be held in Belgium  next month.

Richard H

[1] 'EC'
 = the European Commission
 =  "the executive body of the European Union responsible
 for proposing legislation, implementing decisions,
upholding the Union's treaties and day-to-day running of the EU"

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From: <RTD-SCIENTIFIC-PUBLICATION at ec.europa.eu>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 2:45 PM
Subject: Call for expressions of interest: EC public consultation on open research data

*** Save the date: EC public consultation on open access to research data to be held on 2 July 2013 ***

Dear list members,

Please find below an invitation for expressions of interest in attending a public consultation on open access to research data on 2 
July 2013 in Brussels.

Please feel free further to disseminate this information.

Kind regards,


European Commission, Research Directorate-General
rtd-scientific-publication at ec.europa.eu<mailto:rtd-scientific-publication at ec.europa.eu>

Dear Sir, dear Madam,

Open enquiry is at the heart of scientific endeavour, and rapid technological change has profound implications for the way that 
science is both conducted and communicated.  Research is being transformed in particular by the increasing availability of digital 
data and new technologies for gathering, processing and generating digital resources.

The importance of open access to research data is reflected in the Commission Communication "Towards better access to scientific 
information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research" (COM(2012) 401).

In order to obtain the input of all concerned stakeholders on this important but sensitive issue the Directorate-Generals for 
"Communications Networks, Content and Technology" (CNECT) and "Research and Innovation" (RTD) jointly invite you to a one-day public 
consultation, which will be held on Tuesday 2 July 2013 in Brussels (European Commission, Place Madou 1, 1210 Brussels, ground floor 
auditorium). The outcomes will help the Commission to further develop its policy.

Practical arrangements:

Expressions of interest for participation in the event (including name of the participant and affiliation) should reach the 
following address by Wednesday 19 June 2013: CNECT-C3 at ec.europa.eumailto:CNECT-C3 at ec.europa.eu.

The maximum number of participants is limited to 100. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. 
However, the Commission reserves the right to give priority to those with a direct interest in the topic, and will ensure that there 
is a balanced representation of all concerned parties.

Confirmation of registration and details of the venue will be sent during the week prior to the scheduled date.


José Cotta
Head of Unit, Digital Science, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT.C3)

Gilles Laroche
Head of Unit, Ethics and Gender Unit, DG Research and Innovation (RTD.B6)


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