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In what working groups does the DFG support open access?

The DFG works closely with partners in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world to promote open access. As part of the “Digital Information” initiative being pursued by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany, the DFG is supporting e.g. the introduction of a second publication right. The “Projekt DEAL” and the National Contact Point Open Access are other initiatives that have resulted from the involvement of the Alliance of Science Organisations.

Through organisations and networks such as Knowledge Exchange, Science Europe and the Global Research Council, the DFG is also working at European and international level to influence the transformation of academic publishing from a subscription-based to an open access model.