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[BOAI] The Open Access Interviews: Johannes Fournier, speaking for the Global Research Council

From: Iryna Kuchma <iryna.kuchma AT eifl.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:26:29 +0200


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[Forwarding from Richard Poynder]


During a two-day inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review held in Washington
last May =97 which was organised by the US National Science Foundation (NSF=
)
at
the request of the White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) =97 a 
=
new
organisation called the Global Research Council (GRC) came into being.

The first initiative of the GRC was to publish a Merit Review Statement.
Released at the end of the Washington summit, this outlines a set of
principles
for assessing funding applications, including the need to provide expert
assessment, transparency, impartiality, appropriateness, and
confidentiality,
as well as integrity and ethical consideration.

But for Open Access (OA) advocates, a more interesting outcome of the
Washington summit was the news that the GRC had decided to take up the
issue of
OA. As a result, at a second summit =97 to be held in Berlin at the end of =
May
=97 GRC will release consensus statements on both merit review and OA.

But what exactly is GRC, how will it be funded, what is its remit, and what
precisely are its aspirations so far as Open Access is concerned?

To find out more I conducted an interview with Johannes Fournier, who works
for
the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The interview can be read here:
http://poynder.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-open-access-interviews-johannes.html

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[Forwarding from <span class=3D"gmail_sendername">Richard 
Poynder</span><sp=
an dir=3D"ltr">]</span><br><div 
class=3D"gmail_quote"><br><br>During a two-=
day inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review held in Washington<br>
last May =97 which was organised by the US National Science Foundation (NSF=
) at<br>
the request of the White House Office of Science &amp; Technology (OSTP) =
=97 a new<br>
organisation called the Global Research Council (GRC) came into 
being.<br>
<br>
The first initiative of the GRC was to publish a Merit Review Statement.<br=
>
Released at the end of the Washington summit, this outlines a set of princi=
ples<br>
for assessing funding applications, including the need to provide expert<br=
>
assessment, transparency, impartiality, appropriateness, and confidentialit=
y,<br>
as well as integrity and ethical consideration.<br>
<br>
But for Open Access (OA) advocates, a more interesting outcome of the<br>
Washington summit was the news that the GRC had decided to take up the issu=
e of<br>
OA. As a result, at a second summit =97 to be held in Berlin at the end of =
May<br>
=97 GRC will release consensus statements on both merit review and 
OA.<br>
<br>
But what exactly is GRC, how will it be funded, what is its remit, and what=
<br>
precisely are its aspirations so far as Open Access is concerned?<br>
<br>
To find out more I conducted an interview with Johannes Fournier, who works=
 for<br>
the German Research Foundation (DFG).<br>
<br>
The interview can be read here:<br>
<a 
href=3D"http://poynder.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-open-access-interviews-jo=
hannes.html" 
target=3D"_blank">http://poynder.blogspot.fr/2013/03/the-open-=
access-interviews-johannes.html</a><br>
</div><br>

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