Open access to qualified research data is a precondition for the reproducibility, verification and falsification of data for further scientific and practical purposes. Hence, the FWF, supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung, has initiated the pilot programme Open Research Data (ORD) in order to create role models for the openness of research data in the digital age.
For several years now, the Stand-Alone Publications programme has been funding the production and simultaneous open-access publication of academic books.The number of archived open-access books is rising steadily, as is the number of downloads per book.
The Austrian Science Fund stands ready to help Austria embark on the path to becoming an innovation leader opened up by the research billion.
Meteorologist from the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck explores the mechanisms of foehn wind penetration in valleys.
The Austrian Minister of Science and the FWF President address strategic plans for the Austrian Science Fund FWF up to 2020 – FWF budget increased by EUR 281 million – more leeway for new projects and funding of additional researchers
Herzfelder Family Foundation and Internet Foundation Austria (IPA) support research funding via the FWF
FWF President Tockner: a big and important step towards strengthening Austria as a science and business location and boosting its aspirations as an innovation leader
The report confirms that the Austrian Science Fund FWF has embarked on a good course with its activities. The recommendations in the report are useful pointers for future developments.
Creating innovative leeway, opening up the world of science, new forms of co-operation and efficient processes are the declared aims of FWF President Klement Tockner
While the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has so far primarily focused on Open Access to publications, the principle of openness will now be extended to research data as part of a long-term Open Science strategy.
The newly filled position of Executive Vice-President constitutes the final point in the appointment of the new FWF Executive Board. The Vice-President will take up her office in the beginning of September.
- The Vienna Principles: A Vision for Scholarly Communication in the 21st Century
- 83% of peer-reviewed publications resulting from FWF projects are Open Access
- Open Library of Humanities (OLH) in Vienna on 5 July
Six new top scholars accepted into the prestigious START Programme