EUA has provided input to a consultation on “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications, Data and Code Resulting From Federally Funded Research” by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). This request for information was launched by OSTP as part of its efforts to explore opportunities to increase access to unclassified published research, digital scientific data, and code supported by the U.S. Government.
Noting that collaboration among US and European researchers across disciplines is commonplace and continues to grow, EUA highlights a European perspective on public access to scholarly publications, data and code in the United States. Specifically, the Association touches upon a wide range of initiatives taken by European governments and other actors to support the transition to Open Science.
EUA has been working on the transition to Open Science since 2007 and provides a unique expertise. It takes a comprehensive view of the transition to Open Science by gathering information on the current situation in Europe and building a forward-looking dialogue between universities and other main actors. The Association’s four key priorities include promoting Open Access policies for research publications and data, achieving more transparency and greater sustainability in the scholarly publishing system, contributing to the development and implementation of Open Science infrastructure, and raising awareness and helping universities review their approach to academic career assessment.