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.
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 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
OAPEN Foundation and an Austrian consortium have agreed to make OAPEN’s deposit service for OA books available to all Austria-based researchers.
The FWF invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from 18. January onward.
Supported by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung the FWF launches a pilot programme for projects focusing on Open Research Data (ORD) and invites eligible applicants to submit outline proposals (letter of interest) from mid-January 2016 onward.
As announced in December 2014, the Austrian Science Fund FWF will mandate the use of an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) as part of its grant application process.
To celebrate the international Open Access Week, the FWF informs about upcoming events.
By an agreement of the Austrian Academic Library Consortium KEMÖ and the Austrian Science Fund FWF with the academic publisher Springer, researchers from Austria have now the option of publishing their research open access in more than 1,600 journals without article processing charges. That is the second deal of this kind worldwide and accelerates the transformation to Open Access in academic publishing.