On 4 September Commissioner Moedas announced the launch of 'Plan S' and 'cOAlition S'.
Commissioner Moedas, who is in charge of Research, Science and Innovation, has recently announced the launch of this initiative, which consists of a coalition of national research funders from France, Great Britain, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia and the Netherlands, supported by the Commission, that have committed to accelerate the transition to open access.
The initiative was developed under the auspices of Science Europe which is an association of European Research Funding Organisations and Research Performing Organisations. The Commission’s special Open Access envoy, Robert-Jan Smits, and the European Research Council (ERC) Scientific Council also contributed to making this initiative happen.
With this joint initiative:
More information about the initiative can be found here.