25 May 2011 Response to Green Paper: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU research and Innovation Funding
Knowledge Exchange has welcomed the invitation of the European Commission to respond to the Green Paper and contribute ideas and considerations to the common strategic framework for EU research and innovation funding.
In the response several views are outlined. In the perspective of the four organisations that make up Knowledge Exchange, all research outputs, not only publications but also other materials including research data should be openly available on the internet. We encourage the use of clear licensing which outlines the use that can be made of the materials, this allows for clarity on possibilities to reuse and archive the outputs.
Another aspect which is highlighted concerns the sustainability of Virtual Research Environments (VREs).There is a need to investigate the mechanisms which can be put in place to ensure that valuable work on developing VREs is not lost but that the technical infrastructure and software can be reused.