A growing number of Open Access policies are being issued by institutions and funders, but there needs to be a higher degree of alignment among them if they are to be followed by researchers.
PASTEUR4OA aims to help develop and/or reinforce Open Access strategies and policies at national level and facilitate their coordination among all Member States. For this purpose a network of centres of expertise – the Knowledge Net – is being built in Member States that will develop a coordinated and collaborative programme of activities in support of harmonized policymaking at national level under the direction of project partners.
A thorough analysis of current Open Access policies and their effectiveness is being produced and shared with key national policymakers, namely funders and research institution officials, in order to help them implement Open Access policies in line with the Commission’s recommendations and Horizon 2020 policies.
LIBER is involved in the dissemination of project results and is organising a final conference for spring 2016.
Our involvement in PASTEUR4OA falls under LIBER’s strategic Key Performance Area (KPA) Advocacy & Communications, and is closely connected to the Scholarly Communication & Research Infrastructures KPA.
LIBER Members involved in PASTEUR4OA
- National Documentation Centre, Athens, Greece
- Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
- Oslo University Library, Oslo, Norway
- University of Minho – Documentation Services, Minho, Portugal
For further questions about PASTEUR4OA, please contact LIBER’s Communications Officer Friedel Grant.