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 Core Team Daily management and implementation of the strategy are the responsibility of the European team: Vanessa Proudman, Director Vanessa has over 20 years’ international experience working with many leading university … Read More

9th February 2017

SPARC Europe Open / FAIR Data Resources

Open / FAIR Data policy and advocacy resources for you to re-use An Analysis of Open Science Policies in Europe v6, 2020 This report looks at national Open Science policies in … Read More

9th February 2017

Open Data and FAIR data benefits

Key OD and FAIR data 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 … Read More

9th February 2017

Our work

SPARC Europe exists to promote Open Science, Open Scholarship and Open Education in Europe. We address Open Access to publications, FAIR Data, Open infrastructure, Open Education, as well as research evaluation. … 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 education — for the academic and education community; for the whole of society. More … Read More

9th February 2017

Our strategy

SPARC Europe’s strategic plan 2021-2024 (english | français | español) The scope SPARC Europe promotes and works for Open Science/Open Scholarship and Open Education in Europe.  We focus on policy development … Read More