ICAC is a new signatory of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in Sciences and Humanities

Since March 10, 2020, ICAC is part of the more than 650 institutions around the world that have signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in Sciences and Humanities, one of the most emblematic documents of the Open Access Movement led by the Max Planck Society.

With this adhesion ICAC takes a further step in its institutional commitment to boost open access to scientific production, a commitment that is already present in the Institute’s Open Access Policy (2015) and that is reflected in its participation in the Research Catalan Gateway (Portal de la Recerca de Catalunya) and in the Catalan cooperative repository Recercat.

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The Open Access movement arises from the Budapest Initiative for Open Access (2002) and the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in Science and Humanities (2003). Its purpose is to offer permanent, free and unrestricted access to scientific content, with the aim of offering accessibility, and to research and its social impact.

The development of an Open Access Policy allows the ICAC to:

  • increase its national and international visibility;
  • amplify the impact of its researchers;
  • demonstrate excellence in research quality;
  • ensure that current Spanish and European legislation is complied with;
  • guarantee that the results of research financed with public resources are placed in the public domain.
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