Better access to scientific information – public investment

16 Jan 2013
Adopted References: INT/668 EESC-2012-2282 Referral - Rapporteur: Mr Wolf (Various interests - GR III / Germany) Plenary Session: 486 - 16 Jan 2013 - 17 Jan 2013 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 76, 14.03.2013, p. 48
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research

EESC opinion: Better access to scientific information – public investment

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Key points:


  • supports the Commission's stated objectives and proposals and believes that they have the potential to facilitate scientific work and to make it more efficient;
  • recommends gradually developing the processes underway, with ongoing feedback from active scientists;
  • welcomes the Commission's intention to support the infrastructure needed to this end;
  • points to the fact that all of these measures entail sometimes considerable added costs for researchers and their organisations, which need to be fully accounted for in budget planning and appropriations.


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