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CNRS announces ‘revolutionary’ roadmap for open science

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Multipronged plan for ‘revolution’ in research sharing unveiled by France’s largest public research organisation

The CNRS, France’s largest public research organisation, has published a roadmap for open science—the process of making research methods and results open for scrutiny and reuse.

Goals of the 16-page document include that “scientific publications, produced as a result of the work of CNRS researchers and funded mainly by public funds, must be 100 per cent accessible”. That is, they must be published with open access, and without ceding copyright to journals.

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