G8 science ministers endorse open access | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research.In a joint statement proposing “new areas” of scientific collaboration for the countries, the ministers say they “recognise the potential benefits of immediate global access to and unrestricted use of published peer-reviewed, publicly funded research results. We share the intention, therefore, to continue our cooperative efforts and will consider how best to address the global promotion of increasing public access to the results of publicly funded published research including to peer-reviewed published research and research data," the statement says."