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 Data?

Open Data is research data that: Is freely available on the internet; Permits any user to download, copy, analyse, re-process, pass to software or use for any other purpose; and Is … Read More

9th February 2017

People

The SPARC Europe Team Daily management and implementation of the strategy are the responsibility of the European team: Vanessa Proudman, Director Vanessa has 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university libraries worldwide. She also … Read More

9th February 2017

SPARC Europe Open Data Resources

Open Data policy and advocacy resources for you to re-use We moved towards providing Open Data resources in 2017, working closely together with DCC. A snapshot of Open Data and Open Science … Read More

9th February 2017

Open Data benefits

Key OD benefits Accelerates the pace of discovery When datasets are openly available, they can be easily accessed and used to create a fuller picture of a given area of inquiry, … Read More

9th February 2017

Our work

SPARC Europe exists to promote Open Science and Scholarship in Europe. We address Open Access to Publications, Open Peer Review, Open Data, Open Education Resources, as well as Research Evaluation, and … Read More

9th February 2017

About us

SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and data — for the academic community; for the whole of society. More openness in … Read More

9th February 2017

Our strategy

SPARC Europe’s strategic plan 2016-2020 The scope SPARC Europe promotes and works for Open Scholarship in Europe. This includes Open Access to Publications, Open Peer Review, Open Data, Open Educational Resources, as well … Read More