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EU advisers plead for more coordination on open science

Concerted action sought to bring about culture change plus links with citizens and industry

Europe needs better-coordinated efforts to make its research and innovation more open so that they can be of greater benefit to society, a group of EU policy advisers has stressed.

Specifically, research publications “are still produced primarily with copyright protection that limits knowledge circulation”, negotiations with publishers suffer from the lack of a collective approach, there are insufficient incentives to foster openness and not enough monitoring of uptake and impact, and not enough attention is paid to how industry and societies could benefit, according to the group.

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