Google translate: “For free access to knowledge
New internet portal for the free transfer of information and skills as well as networking in the area of ??Open Access – a project under the direction of the University of Konstanz.
Free and free access to knowledge for everyone, anywhere – that is Open Access. Open Access enables an equal supply of information for everyone and thus the fair and transparent use of taxpayers’ money as well as efficient research and innovation. But there are still infrastructural hurdles, information gaps and reservations about open access. At https://open-access.network, starting September 28, 2021, all scientists, Open Access newbies and professionals will find a comprehensive and free range of services with the focus on information, training and networking. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been funding the open-access.network project since December 2019 for a period of three years with around 2.4 million euros.
Central information, training and networking offer
Existing initiatives and committed actors have so far only been insufficiently networked in the area of Open Access. Publishers keep scientific publications behind expensive payment barriers, libraries lack the know-how for new infrastructures, and scientists * cling to old publishing habits. The new internet portal open-access.network closes this gap in the transition to an open scientific publication culture from which all parts of society can benefit with its central information, training and networking offer….”