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Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities)

Ayris, P; (2014) Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities). Presented at: Coimbra Group High-level Seminar. “Horizons 2015: First Experiences, Emerging Expectations”: Horizon 2020 from the perspective of European Research Universities, Venice International University, Venice, Italy. Green open access

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This paper summarises the position of LERU (League of European Research Universities) in their submission to the Science 2.0 consultation organised by DG Research and Innovation. The paper shows that the LERU Roadmap Towards Open Access was right in recommending the Green route for Open Access since projections by Houghton and Swan show that (unless the whole world moves to embrace Open Access) the Gold route will cost universities more than the Green. The LERU Roadmap for Research Data spells out LERU’s views on research data management (RDM) and the possibility of Open data. LERU has issued a series of policy and strategy recommendations for LERU universities and their researchers to take forward the RDM debate. LERU universities feel that Open Access to publications and RDM are key to Science 2.0. Universities are less clear about what should happen in other areas: alternatives to traditional models of peer review, research metrics and altmetrics, U-Multirank, DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) and Citizen Science. The paper also describes a new role for the Institution as Publisher. The presentation concludes that the research community needs further consideration of many of these issues before definitive actions can be identified. Change is a process, not an event.

Type: Conference item (Presentation)
Title: Science 2.0: the view from LERU (League of European Research Universities)
Event: Coimbra Group High-level Seminar. “Horizons 2015: First Experiences, Emerging Expectations”: Horizon 2020 from the perspective of European Research Universities
Location: Venice International University, Venice, Italy
Dates: 2014-10-30 - 2014-10-31
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Available for re-use under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > Professional Services
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > VP Research > Library Services
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1453165
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