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Calling next generation Open Advocates: OpenCon 2016 in Washington DC

26682913153_780d8c7f12_mOpenCon seeks to bring together students and early career academic professionals from around the world who want to advance Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It takes place in Washington DC this year.

It’s a conference and platform for the next generation to learn about Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data, develop critical skills, and catalyze action toward a more open system for sharing the world’s information—from scholarly and scientific research, to educational materials, to digital research data.  If you don’t yet know OpenCon, see the highlights of OpenCon 2015 here.

Attendance at OpenCon is by application only. If you’re interested, and also perhaps in one of the three dozen sponsored scholarships, apply here by 11 July 2016.

OpenCon is organized by SPARC, the Right to Research Coalition, and an Organizing Committee of students and early career researchers from around the world.

European ministers united on making immediate access to scientific publications the default by 2020: See the highlights

flag_yellow_highEurope’s governments have agreed to common ambitious political Open Science goals for the first time at a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade and industry on 26-27 May 2016.

What consequences will taking action on these goals mean?
Who will be the influencers to make it happen?

See the highlights of the agreed goals here.

Job announcement: SPARC Europe Director

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SPARC Europe is looking for a new Director.

Are you interested in achieving more in the areas of Open Access, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Peer Review, Research Evaluation and Research Integrity in Europe?

Then this position could be for you. See the job announcement here.

Europe’s Open Access Champions launches

EOACCreating the cultural change to embrace and implement Open Access is a tough nut to crack. Open Access champions from senior management and from the research community can help change the hearts and minds of their peers. With that aim in mind, SPARC Europe and some of its members are showcasing selected persons behind Open Access by way of a new online Open Access advocacy service: Europe’s Open Access Champions. We invite you to get inspired by their stories, motivations and visions on Open Access here: http://www.openscholarchampions.eu

SPARC Europe publishes new high-level strategic plan for 2020

SPARC Europe outlines its new vision, mission and value proposition. In addition, it describes its key goals for the coming years as well as high level activities.
Click here for more info

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