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France’s researchers take back control of their scientific output

In France, the law entitled LA CIRCULATION DES DONNÉES ET DU SAVOIR for a digital Republic was adopted after approval by the Senate.

This law is particularly important for researchers and scientific article author on two aspects:
-  Article 17, which legalizes open access to scientific publications and data, regardless of contracts signed with publishers
-  Article 18bis which allows Text and Data Mining

In particular, Article 17 which focuses on open access, gives a central role to the researcher as author of scientific articles, allowing them to give access to their work in the context defined by the law.
Along with this, the exploitation of the data released in open access by the author is also authorized and regulated.

More information available on the COUPERIN site for open access in France


title 05/10/2016

OpenAIRE has scheduled a full week of webinars on various exciting Open Science topics.

During the week of October 24-30, join us at lunchtime (12.00 CEST) each day for key insights into the ethics and implementation of Open Science, especially as they relate to the EC’s Horizon2020 programme and OpenAIRE’s mission to foster the social and technical links that enable Open Science in Europe and beyond.


  • MONDAY: The fundamentals of Open Science, October 24, 2016 at 12.00 CEST, on key themes in Open Science, with Tony Ross-Hellauer (OpenAIRE, University of Goettingen), Paola Masuzzo (Ghent University) and Chris Hartgerink (Tilburg University).


Open Peer Review Survey

OpenAIRE invites you to participate in a brief survey on attitudes to Open Peer Review.

Your anonymous answers will be made available to the research and publishing communities to inform future innovations in peer review. 

The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday 7th October.

Take the survey now:


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