Information Note: towards a Horizon 2020 platform for open access | European Commission

“Main points: The Commission proposes to fund a European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform (‘the platform’) The main aim of the platform is to offer Horizon 2020 beneficiaries a free and fast publication possibility for peer reviewed articles as well as pre-prints resulting from Horizon 2020 funding.

The platform will complement the current policy in Horizon 2020 – where open access to publication is mandatory – in order to balance obligations with incentives. The platform will be free to use for Horizon 2020 grantees at the point of delivery (the costs being fully covered by the proposed public procurement) and operate on a strictly voluntary basis. Furthermore, the platform will explore many features not found in traditional journals: not only open access but also open peer review, next generation metrics, and access to pre- prints; all of these are important components of Open Science (and part of the 2016 Amsterdam Call for Action).

To implement such a demand –driven platform we need a robust service, on par with the highest quality standards of scientific publishing; this can only be provided by outsourcing the implementation of the platform through a fully transparent public procurement process, allowing any entity to apply. Such an action has therefore been included in the Work Programme 2018.1 Over a duration of 4 years a maximum of 6.4 million € are foreseen for this action….”

Increasing Openness and Transparency in Research – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“The purpose of this solicitation is to encourage and support a series of projects aimed at increasing transparency and accountability throughout the research life cycle, with a special emphasis on open access, to increase the speed of the flow of information from funded research to action. RWJF wants to use these grants to help increase our understanding, and the understanding of the research community, about the potential for these approaches to accelerate the discovery process and expand access to research findings….”

Increasing Openness and Transparency in Research – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“The purpose of this solicitation is to encourage and support a series of projects aimed at increasing transparency and accountability throughout the research life cycle, with a special emphasis on open access, to increase the speed of the flow of information from funded research to action. RWJF wants to use these grants to help increase our understanding, and the understanding of the research community, about the potential for these approaches to accelerate the discovery process and expand access to research findings….”

Request for Letters of Interest [on Open Science]

“The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s (LJAF) core objective is to address our nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches. LJAF is seeking Letters of Interest from organizations with innovative ideas to facilitate open science. Specifically, LJAF is interested in ideas for increasing access to the results of scientific research, including access to publications, research data, algorithms, computer code, reagents, and tools….Letters of Interest should be submitted by Dec. 15, 2016….”

Open Science Pilot Projects | Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

” PCORI intends to use this pilot as an opportunity to learn which repository features and services are most valuable/critical for its funded studies, to understand the time and effort required of Research Awardees to prepare and deposit their data and data documentation, and to understand the PCORI resources required to support data sharing.”

OCSD Net: Open and Collaborative Science

“Researchers and practitioners from the Global South working on, or are interested in the role of openness and collaboration in science, as a transformative tool for both development thinking and practices.” Supported projects will have to be based on developing countries in Latin America, Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa….Through this call for concept notes, OCSDNet will begin to develop a network of case studies and initiatives which share a set of common elements of openness. Up to 15 sub-projects will be funded….”