26th February 2017

How Open Are You?

This page requires a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Internet Explorer 9+). How Open is Your Research? A Checklist for Institutions This checklist is designed to enable research institutions … Read More

23rd February 2017 Open Education

Open Education

Education is essential to advancing society. It’s how we pass down the wealth of human knowledge and equip the next generation of leaders, innovators and productive members of society. Our educational … Read More

17th February 2017

OA documents

SPARC Europe papers SPARC Europe publishes briefing papers, position papers, opinion pieces and talking points to support the Open Access and Open Science communities on specific topics. We have published the following papers … Read More

17th February 2017

Universities taking OA action

Recommendations for universities Have your library establish an Institutional Repository (IR) with necessary resources and support to pursue optimal communication and promotion Develop an Open Access or publishing policy From a … Read More

17th February 2017

Open Access challenges

Challenges to be dealt with The need for researchers to maximise the dissemination and impact of their research; The need for readers to have access to the full corpus of relevant research … Read More

17th February 2017

What is Open Access?

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles combined with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access is the needed modern update … Read More

9th February 2017

Open Access benefits

Key OA benefits Researchers and their institutions benefit from having the widest possible audience Researchers provide their articles to publishers for free, because their compensation comes in the form of recognition … Read More

6th January 2017 Open Data

Open Data

In the digital age, data is the raw material on which discoveries are built, and unfettered access to research data, whether in the Life Sciences or the Social Sciences. It is … Read More

6th January 2017

Open Access

Research provides the foundation of modern society. Research leads to breakthroughs, and communicating the results of research is what allows us to turn breakthroughs into better lives—to provide new treatments for … Read More