ESOF 2014: Open Access – Open Bar – Open Mic

Come and discuss “Open Access – responsibilities and opportunities” with researchers, politicians and other interested parties. The microphone is yours for 60 seconds; give us your opinion and we will treat you to a beer.

Time and place


Copenhagen, Denmark 24.06.2014 from 16:30 to 18:00

Contact person


+47 974 66 564

Article 27 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right… to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.” Thus, every researcher has a responsibility to make his or her knowledge accessible.

Open Access can help to create free access to knowledge, not only for researchers in developing countries but for businesses as well. Early on in their careers, however, European researchers tend to give greatest priority to achieving impact, focusing less attention on publication in Open Access journals.

But if publicly funded research is not freely available, will politicians continue to fund it? What are our expectations for return on investment from research allocations? And what about the ethical aspects of Open Access? Do individual researchers have a social responsibility for ensuring the dissemination and accessibility of their published results?

The debate takes place in the Café Elephant.

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