20th Anniversary of the Berlin Declaration
Together for Transformation:
With the 16th Berlin Open Access Conference, organized by the OA2020 Initiative and hosted by the Max Planck Society, participants returned to the setting where the Berlin Declaration originated. They discussed how to refine and renew our approaches to achieving the vision for an open information environment in the service of science and society, with a particular focus on transformative agreements.
The conference attracted national-level delegations, including scientists and scholars, senior library, higher education, funder and government leaders from around the world. Together, they assessed the performance of scholarly publishers in meeting the objectives and expectations set out by the research community engaged in transformative open access negotiations and formulated collective next steps to shape an open scholarly publishing paradigm in the service of science that is transparent, inclusive, sustainable and financially equitable on a global scale.
Conference co-chair Gerard Meijer, Fritz Haber Insitute of the MPG
Colleen Campell, OA2020 / MPDL
Conference co-chair Ulrich Pöschl, MPI for Chemistry