SPARC Europe

SPARC Europe is one of Europe’s key and long-standing voices advocating for unfettered access to research and data — for the academic community; for the whole of society.

More openness in research, we believe, will lead to an accelerated rate of discovery in academia and in the private sector, and of learning at every strata of education.

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) Europe is a non-profit, member organisation comprised of a diverse body of academic institutions, library consortia, funding bodies, research institutes and some publishers, among others; all committed to delivering on the promise of open access and open science.

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