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Results of study on Open Access in Horizon 2020 available

13 September 2021

On 6 September 2021, the European Commission released the results and datasets of a study monitoring the open access mandate in Horizon 2020.

The report examines, monitors and quantifies compliance with the open access requirements of Horizon 2020, for both publications and research data. With a steadily increase over the years and an average success rate of 83% open access to scientific publications, key findings indicate that the European Commission’s leadership in the Open Science policy has paid off.

The study concludes with specific recommendations to improve the monitoring of compliance with the policy under Horizon Europe – which has a more stringent and comprehensive set of rights and obligations for Open Science. 

Read the full report here