The largest share of open-access articles belongs to a new category described as “bronze”: articles are available on websites hosted by their publisher - either immediately or following an embargo - but are not formally licensed for reuse.
Europe's Influential Science-Policy Chief on His Successes and Disappointments
Robert-Jan Smits, the European Union’s departing director-general of research, sets out his parting thoughts. After eight years, he hands over his role as director-general of the European Commission’s research directorate to Jean-Eric Paquet, currently a deputy-secretary-general at the commission.
High-Quality Science Requires High-Quality Open Data Infrastructure
FAIRsharing.org: a series of open data resources and tools, and an outlet for the developers and maintainers of these resources to emphasize the approach they take to ensure the data they host and serve are increasingly FAIR.
Canada's 2018 budget includes almost Can$4 billion (US$3.1 billion) in new funding for science over the next five years. This is in contrast to the Can$1 billion in new science funding contained in last year's budget - almost none of which went to basic research.