PEER End of Project Conference announced

February 28, 2012

28 February 2012

The PEER Consortium Partners are pleased to announce the

PEER End of Project Conference

Date:                          29 May 2012

Time:                         11.00 – 17.00 CET

Location:             Federation of Enterprises in Belgium Rue Ravenstein 3, B -1000 Brussels (200m from Gare Centrale in Brussels)

Registration is free and is now open at:

PEER, supported by the EC eContentplus programme, has been investigating the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research, with the aim of informing the evolution of policies in this area.

The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories, and the research community including funding bodies, which has run since September 2008 and will conclude with this conference.

Speakers will include representatives from PEER, as well as internationally recognised research experts. Representatives from the publishing, library/repository, funding and research stakeholder communities will participate in a round-table discussion, addressing the evidence gathered by PEER of what the effect of broad and systematic archiving of research outputs in open access repositories might be.

The conference will present the final results of the PEER project (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research)

Preliminary Programme:

Welcome: Michael Mabe (STM), Chair of the PEER Executive

Opening Address: Vice President Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda)

Building the project

PEER Achievements and Executive Partner reflections

The PEER Observatory


PEER Research – Chair: Professor Carol Tenopir, University of Tennessee

Introduction – Dr Chris Armbruster, Research Manager PEER

Session A – Usage Research: Dr Ian Rowlands CIBER Research Ltd, UK 

Session B – Behavioural Research: Dr Jenny Fry, Department of Information Science and LISU, Loughborough University, UK

Session C – Economics Research: Professor Paola Dubini, ASK Research Center, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Coffee Break

PEER: Green Open Access Scenario Development – building on the findings from PEER

Multi-stakeholder Round Table Discussion of PEER results

Close of conference

Press Release

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