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Declarations, statements and principles in support of Open Access
- LERU Roadmap towards OA. Advice Paper, June 2011
- SPARC Europe Statement on Open Access for EC Public Hearing on Access to and Preservation of Scientific Information, Luxembourg, 30 May 2011
- IFLA Statement on open access – clarifying IFLA’s position and strategy, The Hague, 15 April 2011. IFLA Statement on Open Access, 5 December 2003
- Ghent Declaration, 13 February 2011
- Alhambra Declaration on OA. Policies for the development of OA in South European countries, May 2010
- OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Publicly Funded Research Data. 2007
The Principles and Guidelines are meant to apply to research data that are gathered using public funds for the purposes of producing publicly accessible knowledge.
- Australian group of Eight Statement on Open Access to Scholarly Information, 2004
The Group of Eight vice-chancellors, representing Australia’s pre-eminent research universities, record their commitment to open access initiatives that will enhance global access to scholarly information for the public good.
- Berlin Declaration, 2003
Sign on: Governments, universities, research institutions, funding agencies, foundations, libraries, museums, archives, learned societies and professional associations who share the vision expressed in the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities are invited to join the signatories that have already signed the Declaration.
- Wellcome Trust Position Statement on Open Access, 2003
The Wellcome Trust supports unrestricted access to the published output of research as a fundamental part of its charitable mission and a public benefit to be encouraged wherever possible.
- ACRL Principles and Strategies for the reform of Scholarly Communication, 2003
- Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, 2003
Statements of all stakeholder parties with the purpose to stimulate discussion within the biomedical research community on how to proceed to the widely held goal of providing open access to the primary scientific literature.
- Budapest Open Access Initiative, 2002
Sign on: For an individual, signing indicates a commitment to open access for one’s own research (by self-archiving what one publishes in toll-based journals and/or by publishing in open-access-journals). For an institution, signing means a commitment to open access by supporting institutional self-archiving and/or open-access-journals.