On 19 November, at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration on open access to scientific research data, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Ms. Neelie Kroes spoke in favour of open access to scientific data.
In her speech, Commissioner Kroes acknowledged the economic gains to be dragged from the promotion of open access to scientific research data. She stated that Horizon 2020 constitutes a pilot project to explore how to build the mechanisms to guarantee that open access to research data doesn’t undermine security, privacy or data protection.
As in previous occasions, Commissioner Kroes, highlighted the importance of open access to research data and emphasised that the analysis of big data is the next horizon to drive innovation and economic growth in Europe. There is a need, she said, to further integrate European research, promoting data exchange through federating national and institutional resources.
The speech is available here.