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PLOS and Eurodoc partner to advance Open Science principles

Note: PLOS issued the following press release on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Brussels, Belgium, and San Francisco, United States – The Public Library of Science (PLOS) and the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (“Eurodoc”), today announced a strategic partnership between the organizations to increase awareness of Open Science, its principles, and its implementation into research practices.

 “In addition to supporting researchers, we also strive to support the implementation of Open Science principles and increase the adoption of Open Science practices,” said Sebastian Dahle, Eurodoc President. “We are excited to work with PLOS on Open Science initiatives, and the creation of policies to better serve early career researchers.”

“This strategic partnership with Eurodoc will ensure that early-career researchers can inform and help to shape PLOS’ continuing efforts to increase equitable participation in Open Science,” said Roheena Anand, Executive Director of Global Publishing Development, PLOS. “Eurodoc’s input will be fundamental to ensuring that our Open Science solutions will serve the needs of early career researchers across the globe.”


About Eurodoc

Eurodoc is an international, non-profit federation of 24 national organizations of PhD candidates and junior researchers from 22European Union countries and the Council of Europe. Eurodoc represents researchers in matters of education, research, and professional development; advances the quality of doctoral programs and the standards of research activity in Europe; and organizes events and takes part in debates regarding policies about higher education and research in Europe. For more information, visit

About the Public Library of Science

PLOS is a nonprofit, open access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication. Since our founding in 2001, PLOS journals have helped break boundaries in research communication to provide more opportunities, choice, and context for researchers and readers. For more information, visit



David Knutson

Head of Communications, PLOS, USA


For Eurodoc

Agnieszka Żyra

Eurodoc Open Science Working Group co-coordinator


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