Open access to scientific data and publishing proposal in EU

On the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon 2020 – The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)

(COM(2011)0809 – C7 0466/2011 – 2011/0401(COD))

<Commission>{ITRE}Committee on Industry, Research and Energy</Commission>

Rapporteur: <Depute>Teresa Riera Madurell

Article 7.


(23a) All research and innovation builds on the capacity of scientists, research institutions, businesses and citizens to openly access, share and use scientific information. To increase the circulation and exploitation of knowledge, free open online access to scientific publications, already embraced in the Seventh Framework Programme, should be the general principle for scientific publications which receive public funding from Horizon 2020. Furthermore, Horizon 2020 should experiment with online open access to scientific data produced or collected by publicly funded research aiming at open access to such data becoming the general rule by 2020.