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Tuesday 25 February 2020

ALPSP Networking: Open Access and the Price Transparency Framework

Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom (map)

A discussion and networking evening for ALPSP Members.

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Chair: Niamh O'Connor, Chief Publishing Officer, PLOS and Chair, ALPSP Council


Jean-Claude Burgelman, Advisor Open Access Envoy, European Commission (pdf)

Alicia Wise, Director, Information Power (pdf)

Join us for our next member networking evening to hear about and discuss developments in the move to full open access and the Price Transparency Framework project and pilot studies. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.  The Chatham House rule will apply.

Following on from last year’s SPA OPS project, but unconnected to it, Information Power is doing another project for cOAlition S. This project involves convening funders, libraries, publishers, and universities to inform the development of implementation guidelines for one of the Plan S requirements: for OA services and prices to be communicated in a transparent, practical, and insightful way. In the Autumn an independent report and draft framework were published, and the framework is now being piloted by publishers including Annual Reviews, Brill, The Company of Biologists, EMBO Press, European Respiratory Society, Hindawi, PLOS, and SpringerNature. Alicia Wise will provide a quick overview of the project, the pilot, and publisher feedback so far received.

About the Speakers

photo Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman is presently the Open Access Envoy of the European Commisson DG RTD. Until 1-8-2019 he was the head of Unit Open Science at DG RTD and his team developed the EC’s polices on open science, the science cloud, open data and access.

He joined the European Commission in 1999 as a Visiting Scientist in the Joint Research Centre (the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies - IPTS), where he became Head of the Information Society Unit in 2005. In January 2008, he moved to the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (attached to the president of the EC) as adviser for innovation policy. Since 1-10-2008, he joined DG RTD, as advisor and then Head of Unit in charge of top level advisory boards like the European Research and Innovation Area Board, the Innovation for Growth Group and the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.  

Until 2000 he was full professor of communication technology policy at the Free University of Brussels, as well as director of the Centre for Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication and was involved in science and technology assessment. He has been visiting professor at the University of Antwerp, the European College of Brughes and the University of South Africa and sits on several academic journals. He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Innovation and was a member of its Science Advisory Committee.

photo Alicia WiseAlicia Wise has more than 30 years’ experience in the academic information space including roles with libraries, publishers, and researchers. Most recently she was with Elsevier where she led on Open Access and global strategic relations. Prior to this she held roles with the Publishers Association, Publishers Licensing Society, Jisc, Archaeology Data Service, and in universities. She has served on the boards of Access to Research, Accessible Books Consortium, CHORUS, CLOCKSS, Digital Preservation Coalition, and Research4Life.


17:45 Registration
18:00 Guest Speaker: Jean-Claude Burgelman
18:30 The Transparency Framework project and pilot studies: Alicia Wise
18:45 Questions & Discussion
19:30 Drinks Reception & Networking
20:30 Close

Booking and Registration Fees

ALPSP Members £45.00 excl VAT.  This event is only open to members of ALPSP.

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Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Tue 25 Feb 2020
  • Tue 25 Feb 2020
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