Discussing The Benefits Of Open Access In Science

Lia Steakley | Scope | July 24, 2012

Last week, the European Commission pledged to offer free access to publicly funded scientific research and set a goal of making 60 percent of studies and papers produced with taxpayer dollars available by 2016.

In this recently posted video, Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, talks with three prominent European scientists about how granting open access to research benefits not only science and innovation but also public health and the economy. Kroes shares her full perspective on the issue on her blog.