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 | 13 July 2012


European Research Council renews its commitment to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central

The European Research Council (ERC)
announced today that it will participate in the UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) open
access repository service, joining 18 existing UK and European funders[i].The
ERC becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy
and the Austrian Research Fund.  As a
result of this participation, the existing funders have agreed that the service
will be rebranded as ‘Europe PubMed Central’ (Europe PMC) by 1 November
2012.  A key aim of this initiative is to
extend the repository further and encourage other European funders of life
sciences research to make the outputs of the research they fund freely
available through Europe PMC. 
Read the Wellcome Trust press release.

[i] The UKPMC Funders’ Group,
led by the Wellcome Trust, is comprised of Action on Hearing Loss, Arthritis
Research UK, Austrian Research Fund (FWF), Biotechnology and Biological
Sciences Research Council, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, British Heart
Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Chief Scientist Office (Scotland), Dunhill
Medical Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Medical Research Council, Motor Neurone
Disease Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Myrovlytis Trust, National
Institute for Health Research, Parkinson’s UK and Telethon (Italy).  See

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