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France triples budget for open science


Development of “data warehouse” and more funds for open-access publishing part of national plan

France’s research ministry has said that its second National Plan for Open Science is set to improve access to scientific research results and thus “contribute to the democratisation of access to knowledge”.

The plan, which will run from 2021 until 2024, was unveiled by research minister Frédérique Vidal during a 6 July visit to the headquarters of the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (Inrae) in Paris. Its goal is to develop open access to publications and meta-data, including software source code and research methods.

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