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Scientific data: open access to research results will boost Europe's innovation capacity

The European Commission has outlined measures to improve access to scientific information produced in Europe.

The EC has announced measured to make it easier to obtain scientific information and data. A statement on the Europa website reads "Broader and more rapid access to scientific papers and data will make it easier for researchers and businesses to build on the findings of public-funded research. This will boost Europe's innovation capacity and give citizens quicker access to the benefits of scientific discoveries. In this way, it will give Europe a better return on its €87 billion annual investment in R&D. The measures complement the Commission's Communication to achieve a European Research Area (ERA), also adopted today."

The full press release is available here...