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[BOAI] Open access is now required by law in Argentina

From: Dominique Babini <dasbabini AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:01:50 -0200


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*Open access is now required by law in Argentina*


 November 13th. 2013


Today the Argentine Congress passed legislation that requires that all
publicly funded research be available in open access interoperable
institutional repositories (individual or collaborative repositories) with
a maximum embargo of 6 months.  The draft of the legislation had been
prepared in 2010 by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
 (MINCYT<http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/noticias/es-ley-el-acceso-libre-a-la-info=
rmacion-cientifica-9521>)
together with an Experts
Committee<http://repositorios.mincyt.gob.ar/comite_expertos.php>of the
National
Digital Repositories System <http://repositorios.mincyt.gob.ar/> 
establishe=
d
by the Ministry to support the development and coordination of digital
repositories.


In May 2012 the Chamber of Deputies passed the bill
(SciDev<http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/news/argentina-takes-ste=
ps-towards-open-access-law.html>
and Nature<http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/05/argentine-legislators-appro=
ves-open-access-law.html>comments)
and in November 13
th. 2013, the Senate passed the bill which will be enacted and regulated.
The text of the bill approved by Deputies, with no changes in the Senate, i=
s
in Spanish here<http://www1.hcdn.gov.ar/dependencias/dsecretaria/Periodo201=
2/PDF2012/SANCIONES/1927-D-2011.pdf>
.


In Latin America, open access legislation requiring publicly funded
research to be available in open access digital repositories has been
approved in Argentina<http://www1.hcdn.gov.ar/dependencias/dsecretaria/Peri=
odo2012/PDF2012/SANCIONES/1927-D-2011.pdf>and
Per=FA<http://www2.congreso.gob.pe/sicr/comisiones/2012/com2012ciencia.nsf/=
0/cb7c863ded37261e05257b3b007c029c/$FILE/1188_Sustitutoria_27MAR2013.pdf>in
2013, and is being discussed in Congress in
Brazil <http://kuramoto.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/pls387_2011.pdf> 
(since
2007) and in M=E9xico<http://www.senado.gob.mx/sgsp/gaceta/62/1/2013-03-14-=
1/assets/documentos/Ini_Herrera_Anzaldo-CyT_LGE.pdf>(2013).


A region that has a strong tradition of providing open access to research
results in collaborative information systems, as we have described in the L=
AC
Section of UNESCO GOAP-Global Open Access
Portal<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/portals-a=
nd-platforms/goap/access-by-region/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/>.
In 2012, 9 governments of the region (Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, M=E9xico=
,
Chile, Ecuador, Per=FA, Venezuela, El Salvador) started a network of
interoperable national digital repositories systems, =93La
Referencia<http://lareferencia.redclara.net/rfr/>=94,
with support from IADB. La Referencia is the Latin American member of
COAR<http://www.coar-repositories.org/news-media/further-development-of-coa=
r-in-latin-america/>
.


According to estimations of IADB, beneficiaries of open access in the
region could be the 15 million higher education students, 700.000
professors and 70.000 researchers, and the general public.


"*the enactment of the law is a response to the monopolistic position of
large international publishers that concentrate the publication of
scientific research" =85 "the aim is that scientific research funded 
by
society be accessible. It is unacceptable that if the national government
funds research, society cannot access to that knowledge*"  Dr. Alejandro
Ceccatto, Secretary of Science and Technology Articulation in the Ministry
of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina (MINCYT
news<http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/noticias/es-ley-el-acceso-libre-a-la-informac=
ion-cientifica-9521>
)







News shared by



Dra. Dominique Babini

*CLACSO *Latin America Council of Social Sciences - Open Access Program

*University of Buenos Aires *IIGG Open Access Scholarly Communications
Research Project

*Experts Committee of the National Digital Repositories System* MINCYT,
Argentina

*UNESCO GOAP *Global Open Access Portal - Contributor for Latin America &
Caribbean

 AT dominiquebabini

Skype:  dominique.babini

Mail: dasbabini AT gmail.com



CLACSO - Estados Unidos 1168 (C1101AAX) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel.: (54-11) 4304-9145/9505  Fax: (54-11) 4305-0875
www.clacso.org

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><b><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">Open access=
 is now required by law in Argentina</span></b></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><=
b><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><br></span></b></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">November
13th. 2013 </span></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><br></spa=
n></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">Today the
Argentine Congress passed legislation that requires that all publicly funde=
d research
be available in open access interoperable institutional repositories
(individual or collaborative repositories) with a maximum embargo of 6 mont=
hs.=A0 The draft of the legislation had been
prepared in 2010 by the <a 
href=3D"http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/noticias/es-ley=
-el-acceso-libre-a-la-informacion-cientifica-9521">Ministry
of Science, Technology and Innovation =A0(MINCYT</a>) together with an 
<a h=
ref=3D"http://repositorios.mincyt.gob.ar/comite_expertos.php">Experts Commi=
ttee</a>
of the <a href=3D"http://repositorios.mincyt.gob.ar/">National 
Digital
Repositories System </a>=A0established by the
Ministry to support the development and coordination of digital repositorie=
s.</span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><br></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D"EN-US">In 
May 2012
the Chamber of Deputies passed the bill (<a 
href=3D"http://www.scidev.net/g=
lobal/communication/news/argentina-takes-steps-towards-open-access-law.html=
">SciDev</a>=A0 and <a 
href=3D"http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/05/argenti=
ne-legislators-approves-open-access-law.html">Nature</a>
comments) and in November 13<sup>th</sup>. 2013, the Senate passed 
the bill=
 which
will be enacted and regulated.=A0 The text
of the bill approved by Deputies, with no changes in the Senate, <a href=3D=
"http://www1.hcdn.gov.ar/dependencias/dsecretaria/Periodo2012/PDF2012/SANCI=
ONES/1927-D-2011.pdf">is
in Spanish here</a>.</span></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D"EN-US">=
<br></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D"EN-US">In 
Latin
America, open access legislation requiring publicly funded research to be
available in open access digital repositories has been approved in <a href=
=3D"http://www1.hcdn.gov.ar/dependencias/dsecretaria/Periodo2012/PDF2012/SA=
NCIONES/1927-D-2011.pdf">Argentina</a>
and <a 
href=3D"http://www2.congreso.gob.pe/sicr/comisiones/2012/com2012cien=
cia.nsf/0/cb7c863ded37261e05257b3b007c029c/$FILE/1188_Sustitutoria_27MAR201=
3.pdf">Per=FA</a>
in 2013, and is being discussed in Congress in <a 
href=3D"http://kuramoto.f=
iles.wordpress.com/2011/07/pls387_2011.pdf">Brazil</a>
(since 2007) and in <a 
href=3D"http://www.senado.gob.mx/sgsp/gaceta/62/1/20=
13-03-14-1/assets/documentos/Ini_Herrera_Anzaldo-CyT_LGE.pdf">M=E9xico</a>
(2013).</span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><br></span></=
p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D"EN-US">A 
region
that has a strong tradition of providing open access to research results in
collaborative information systems, as we have described in the <a 
href=3D"h=
ttp://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/portals-and-platf=
orms/goap/access-by-region/latin-america-and-the-caribbean/">LAC
Section of UNESCO GOAP-Global Open Access Portal</a>.=A0=A0=A0 In 2012, 9 
g=
overnments of the region (</span><span lang=3D"EN-US" 
style=3D"font-size:10=
pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Argentina, Brasil, 
Colomb=
ia, M=E9xico,
Chile, Ecuador, Per=FA, Venezuela, El Salvador) started a network of
interoperable national digital repositories systems, =93<a 
href=3D"http://l=
areferencia.redclara.net/rfr/">La Referencia</a>=94, with support
from IADB. La Referencia is the <a 
href=3D"http://www.coar-repositories.org=
/news-media/further-development-of-coar-in-latin-america/">Latin
American member of COAR</a>.</span></p><p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D=
"EN-US" 
style=3D"font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:Arial,sans-ser=
if"><br></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span lang=3D"EN-US" 
style=3D"font-size:10pt;line-he=
ight:115%;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">According
to estimations of IADB, beneficiaries of open access in the region could be=
 the
15 million higher education students, 700.000 professors and 70.000 researc=
hers, and the general
public.</span><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-left:106.2pt"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US"><=
br></span></p><p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-left:106.2pt"><span la=
ng=3D"EN-US">&quot;<i>the
enactment of the law is a response to the monopolistic position of large
international publishers that concentrate the publication of scientific
research&quot; =85 &quot;the aim is that scientific research funded by 
soci=
ety be
accessible. It is unacceptable that if the national government funds resear=
ch, society
cannot access to that knowledge</i>&quot;=A0
Dr. Alejandro Ceccatto, Secretary of Science and Technology Articulation
in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Argentina (<a href=
=3D"http://www.mincyt.gob.ar/noticias/es-ley-el-acceso-libre-a-la-informaci=
on-cientifica-9521">MINCYT
news</a>)</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">News shared
by</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
lang=3D"EN-US">Dra. Dominique
Babini</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><span 
lang=3D"EN=
-US" style=3D"font-size:9pt">CLACSO 
</span></b><span lang=3D"EN-US" style=
=3D"font-size:9pt">Latin America
Council of Social Sciences - Open Access Program</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><span 
lang=3D"EN=
-US" style=3D"font-size:9pt">University of Buenos Aires 
</span></b><span la=
ng=3D"EN-US" style=3D"font-size:9pt">IIGG Open Access
Scholarly Communications Research Project</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><span 
lang=3D"EN=
-US" style=3D"font-size:9pt">Experts Committee of the
National Digital Repositories System</span></b><span 
lang=3D"EN-US" style=
=3D"font-size:9pt"> MINCYT, Argentina</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><span 
lang=3D"EN=
-US" style=3D"font-size:9pt">UNESCO GOAP 
</span></b><span lang=3D"EN-US" st=
yle=3D"font-size:9pt">Global Open Access
Portal - Contributor for Latin America &amp; 
Caribbean</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span lang=3D"EN-US=
" style=3D"font-size:9pt"> AT 
dominiquebabini</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style=3D"font=
-size:9pt">Skype:=A0 dominique.babini</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style=3D"font=
-size:9pt">Mail: <a href=3D"mailto:dasbabini AT 
gmail.com">dasbabini AT gmail.com=
</a></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style=3D"font=
-size:9pt">=A0</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><span style=3D"font=
-size:9pt">CLACSO - Estados Unidos 1168 (C1101AAX) Buenos Aires,
Argentina<br>
Tel.: (54-11) 4304-9145/9505 =A0Fax: (54-11) 4305-0875<br>
<a href=3D"http://www.clacso.org/" 
target=3D"_blank">www.clacso.org</a></sp=
an><span 
style=3D"font-size:9pt"></span></p></div>

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