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The most important facts about Open Access and ZORA in generall and at the University of Zurich
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NWO tightens its granting conditions with effect from 1 December Friday, 27 November 2015

The NWO in the Netherlands will tighten their granting conditions for publications resulting from calls after December 1, 2015. This means, all publication must be Open Access immediately and not only as soon as possible. The NWO is the first national research council with such a strict requirement on Open Access. The State Secretary has the goal of 100 % Open Access publications in 2024 from publicly funded projects. The NWO also offers finanical support when costs for Open Access occur.

NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
Incentive Fund Open Access
NOW's Open Access Policy
Questions and answers on NWO and Open Access
NWO's press release (26.11.2015)

100th granted funding request from the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot Friday, 27 November 2015

As announced in September this year, the European Commission started to fund Open Access publications resulting from completed FP7 projects. The projects must not be finished more than two years ago. Do you also have Open Access publications from your FP7 project? Then you can apply via the FP7 Post-Grant platform to get the costs reimbursed.

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Announcement September

FP7 Post-Grant Platform

Announcement @ OpenAIRE

ZORA achieved rank 27 in the Open Access Repository Ranking 2015 Friday, 20 November 2015

The Zurich Open Repository and Archive (ZORA) of the University of Zurich could achieve rank 27 out of 181 rated repositories of D-A-CH countries in the Open Access Repository Ranking (OARR) as a newcomer. In Switzerland it even achieved the first place among the 14 repositories of participating Swiss Universities.

«Moving Forwards on Open Access» Tuesday, 10 November 2015

«Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers!»

The subsequent communication to support the Open Access Initiative was sent to all UZH members by the Rector Prof. Dr. Michael Hengartner last week. Please support this initiative, because it involves both the setting of a sign of solidarity with its European partners and on the other hand on the subject of Open Access, which also relates to the University of Zurich.

Here you can find the statement «Moving Forwards on Open Access» and here the communication of the president of the UZH

Open Access Deals with Springer Thursday, 22 October 2015

The publisher Springer and four other institutions (VSNU, FWF, MPG and JISC) have signed innovative, slightly different "Springer Compact" agreements towards more open access. The novelty of these Big Deal-Pilots is that the scientists of the respective institutions can publish for free with Open Access in over 1,600 Springer subscription journals. At the same time they have access to the entire non-open access content in these and 400 other Springer journals. This pilot covers the license fees and the costs of hybrid Open Access. This deal works as a pilot with the following objectives:

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Was meinen Forschende der UZH zu Open Access?

Open Access-Statements

Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi

Adriano Aguzzi

"Open Access ist wunderbar, hat aber auch seine Tücken. Der Umsatz eines OA-Journals hängt von der Anzahl an publizierten Papers ab. Das hat zu einer unglaublichen Proliferation an Open Access-Betrügereien geführt.[...]"


Prof. Dr. Adriano Aguzzi, Lehrstuhl für Neuropathologie

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