Endorsed Open Science Initiatives
COVID-19 impact on library resources: statement
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, a number of publishers are making adjustments to access restrictions for online content, making more content available in open access.
- Making any relevant content and data sets about COVID-19, Coronaviruses (regardless of species affected), vaccines, antiviral drugs, etc. currently behind subscription-only paywalls Open Access immediately to facilitate research, guide community public health response, and accelerate the discovery of treatment options.
- Removing and waiving all simultaneous user limits to an institution’s licensed digital content during this period when universities are going all online in order to allow research, discovery, and learning to proceed.
- Lifting existing contractual ILL restrictions or photocopying limits temporarily so that libraries may assist our students to complete their term.
- Allowing the maximum extent of copyright limitations, exception and fair use, even if contractually restricted, to enable institutions to continue their vital teaching missions as campuses transition to an online, remote format.
SPARC Europe on Covid-19 crisis society needs knowledge and practices from not only the medical field but from all areas of public health and the social sciences
UNESCO: mobilizes 122 countries to promote open science and reinforced cooperation in the face of COVID-19
The EUI signed in 2011 the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
Page last updated on 09 April 2021