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PEER End of Project Conference 29th May 2012



PEER End of Project Executive Partner Statements




Welcome: Michael Mabe (STM), Chair of the PEER Executive

Opening Address: Vice President Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda)

Text of Vice President Kroes's speechVideo


Building the project (Dr Julia M Wallace, Project Manager, PEER)

PEER Achievements and Executive Partner reflections (PEER Executive)

The PEER Observatory (Dr Laurent Romary, Inria)



PEER Research (Chair: Professor Carol Tenopir, Univ of Tennessee)

  • Behavioural Research: Department of Information Science and LISU, Loughborough University, UK (Dr Jenny Fry, LISU)
  • Economics Research: ASK Research Center, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy (Professor Paola Dubini, ASK)

Coffee Break


PEER: Building on the findings from PEER (Dr Chris Armbruster, Research Manager, STM)


Multi-stakeholder Round Table Discussion of PEER results (Moderator: Mr Arnoud de Kemp, Digiprimo/APE)

Panel Members: Videos

  • Dr Johannes Fournier - Programme Director Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, DFG
  • Professor Norbert Kroo - Research Professor and Advisor to President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Mr Bob Campbell - Senior Publisher, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Mr Wim van der Stelt - Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy, Springer S+BM
  • Dr Paul Ayris - Director of Library Services, University College London & President, LIBER

Closing Remarks: Richard Swetenham, Head of Unit, EC DG INFSO E4 "Access to Information"


Close of Conference


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along with the audio recordings of those without slides.



For any questions related to the conference programme or the project, please contact Julia Wallace (



Date: 29 May 2012

Time: 11:00 - 17.00 CEST

Venue: Federation of Enterprises in Belgium asbl/vzw (FEB)

Rue Ravenstein 4

B - 1000 Brussels 

(200m from the Gare Centrale in Brussels)

For a location map and directions:

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The conference has presented the results of PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research).


PEER, supported by the EC eContentplus programme, has been investigating the effects of the large-scale, systematic depositing of authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (so called Green Open Access or stage-two research output) on reader access, author visibility, and journal viability, as well as on the broader ecology of European research, with the aim of informing the evolution of policies in this area.

The project is a collaboration between publishers, repositories, and the research community including funding bodies, which has run since September 2008 and will conclude with this conference.

Speakers will include representatives from PEER, as well as internationally recognised research experts. Representatives from the publishing, library/repository, funding and research stakeholder communities will participate in a round-table discussion, addressing the evidence gathered by PEER of what the effect of broad and systematic archiving of research outputs in open access repositories might be and debating possible Green Open Access scenarios.