Two years with cOAlition S

Recent experiences and future challenges for Open Access to publications

  • John-Arne Røttingen Research Council of Norway
Keywords: Plan S, Open Access


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With the establishment of cOAlition S we have seen for the first time a joint international approach by research funders to tackle the complex policy area of Open Access. Since the launch of Plan S in September 2018, the movement toward Open Access has gained speed and new solutions has been presented. This talk will sum up my experiences from leading the implementation work of the Plan S principles, looking back on the national and international developments we have seen over the past few years, and ahead toward the challenges that we should expect in the coming years.

Author Biography

John-Arne Røttingen, Research Council of Norway

Professor John-Arne Røttingen is the Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway and Visiting Fellow of Practice at Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

He was the founding Chief Executive Officer of CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations; Executive Director of Infection Control and Environmental Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health; founding Chief Executive of the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services; Professor of Health Policy at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo; and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Oslo, an MSc from Oxford University and an MPA from Harvard University. From 1 December 2020, John-Arne Røttingen will become the global health ambassador for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.