EU and World Bank step up pressure to make research available for free

April 18, 2012

Three significant blows were struck this week for the international cause of achieving open access to scientific research.

Neelie Kroes (pictured), vice-president of the European Commission, who is responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe, has confirmed that the commission is drawing up a proposal to open up access to the results of research funded under its proposed €85 billion (US$111 billion) Horizon 2020 research programme.

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