Making research results available to everyone

In the SNSF's view, scientific publications and their dissemination are an integral part of the research process. Easy and rapid access to research results worldwide is central to scientific progress and hence the very foundation of research. However, published research results not only have direct value for the scientific community, they also hold social and economic benefits for potential target groups from industry, business, the State or the public at large.As a research funding organisation, the SNSF is also responsible for ensuring the optimum accessibility of research results. In its service level agreement with the Confederation, the SNSF has pledged to make scientific publications rapidly available around the world free of charge by implementing measures aimed at open access (OA)....

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