17th February 2017

Funders taking OA action

Recommendations for funders What policies already exist? An overview of current funder mandates can be found in the The Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) When implementing an … 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

SPARC Europe Open Access Resources

A selection of our OA policy and advocacy resources to share and re-use Tools & services Europe’s Open Access Champions How Open is your Research? OA Citation Advantage Service Documents SPARC Europe papers

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

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