According to this post in Research Information “a group of research institutions in the Netherlands has reached an agreement with Elsevier that is being hailed as a ‘major breakthrough for open science’.
The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), The Dutch Research Council (NWO) have agreed a framework that provides Dutch researchers with full reading access to all Elsevier journals, and allows unlimited open access publishing in Elsevier journals. In addition, a range of pilots will be undertaken to develop tools and services in support of open science and research intelligence.
NWO President Stan Gielen said: ‘This agreement is in accordance with Plan S and is a huge step towards 100% open access and therefore a major breakthrough for open science in the Netherlands.
‘Overall it means that Dutch research institutions and Elsevier will embark on a new and innovative approach to scientific research, making it more transparent, collaborative, efficient, and in support of social issues and questions.’
VSNU’s chief negotiator Tim van der Hagen added: ‘This is the beginning of a new way of working for science. We will be in the driving seat of what’s important for science in the future and the applicable rules of engagement and services needed in this context.’
The framework agreement has a transition period from January 1 through May 1, 2020…”
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