LIBER calls on European Commission to take measures towards enabling Open Science

On the eve of the closing of the European Consultation on Science 2.0, LIBER has issued a statement both welcoming the Consultation as a step towards strengthening the competitiveness of European research, and calling on the European Commission to take measures towards enabling Open Science.

In commenting on the position statement, LIBER President, Ms. Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, issued this call to European research libraries:

“I am calling on all LIBER libraries to play their part in enabling Open Science. We are well positioned to advocate for Open Science in our institutions and to provide researchers with the support and guidance they need to move towards the practice of openness.

LIBER as a foundation supports member organisations in their work by developing best practices in research data management together with the libraries. During the summer 2014, 11 case studies on research data management in libraries were published to share experiences. As part of LIBER´s work to connect and represent research libraries we initiate and participate in strategic and innovative European projects. All of the projects relate in one way or other to the different aspects of Open Science.

Furthermore, we can help to increase the visibility and quality of Open Science outputs through embedding ourselves in research process and by collaborating internationally and by participating in the development of international infrastructures.”

The full statement is available here: LIBER_Statement on open science (final)