This year's High Level Workshop, which was organised by the FWF in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and Science Europe, was opened by Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, FWF President Pascale Ehrenfreund and Science Europe President Miguel Seabra in Vienna on April 13th.
The FWF is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Professor Lynne Chisholm on 1st March.
Quality Open Access Market (QOAM) is an assessment tool for researchers to evaluate more than 17.000 open access journals incl. conventional journals with an open access option.
In 2013 the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) has commissioned a survey among the Austrian scientific community.Questions concerning Open Access were also part of the survey.
This year the FWF E-Book Library and the OAPEN Library will grow to a level of around 300 books.
The FWF Open Access Policy will continue to require the use of Creative Commons licenses
Open Access to academic publications is on the tear, but the transition period seems to be long and expensive.
As European leaders meet to decide on the budget of the EU for the next seven years, the 50 major Research Performing and Research Funding Organisations that constitute Science Europe would like to stress the importance of adequate funding for research and innovation at the European level.
From May 14th to Mai 15th, 2012 the "Global Merit Review Summit" took place at the headquarters of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in Virginia for the very first time. About 50 heads from Research Funding Organizations of the G-20 and the OECD-countries were invited. Christoph Kratky, President of the FWF, was one of them. As one result from this high-ranking meeting a position paper was issued, which states the principles for scientific review.