Chair: Ray Harris, University College London and Chair of the ICSU Strategic Coordinating Committee on Information and Data (SCCID)
- Openness means access on equal terms for the international research community at the lowest possible cost, preferably at no more than the marginal cost of dissemination.
- Open access to research data from public funding should be easy, timely, user-friendly and preferably Internet-based.
Other organisations have created principles or formal statements on open access, for example:
- Panton Principles for Open Data in Science, http://pantonprinciples.org
- Creative Commons as the origin of the Protocol for Implementing Open Access Data, http://sciencecommons.org/projects/publishing/open-access-data-protocol
- Budapest Open Access Initiative, http://www.soros.org/openaccess/read.shtml
- Bethesda Statement on Open Access Publishing, http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/bethesda.htm
- Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, http://oa.mpg.de/lang/en-uk/berlin-prozess/berliner-erklarung/
- OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding, http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/61/38500813.pdf