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Berlin 9 Program Committee and Organizers

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The Berlin Declaration

The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, issued in 2003 by international research, scientific, and cultural institutions, promotes the Internet as a medium for disseminating global knowledge. It has been signed by the leaders of nearly 300 research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, funding agencies, and governments from around the world.

Call to action

North American Signatories

Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Research Libraries
Boston Library Consortium
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Canadian Library Association
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library and Archives
Concordia University
Duke University
Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library
Grand Valley State University
Harvard University
Kansas State University
Marine Biological Laboratory
Oberlin College
Open Society Institute
Oregon State University
Purdue University
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Science Commons
The Oberlin Group: A Consortium of Liberal Arts College Libraries
Tulane University
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Université du Québec à Montréal
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Connecticut
University of Kansas
University of New Mexico
University of Oregon
University of Utah
Utah State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.

The Berlin Conferences

The Berlin Open Access Conference Series convenes leaders in the science, humanities, research, funding, and policy communities around The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. Berlin 9 is the first of the annual meetings to take place in North America.

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Where to stay in D.C.



One Bethesda Metro Center
(7400 Wisconsin Ave),
Bethesda, Maryland, USA 20814
Tel: +1 301 657 1234
Group name: Berlin 9 meeting

The deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the conference rate is October 17.

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Who should attend

  • Knowledge funders—

    To learn more about why private, public, and non-profit research funders are adopting policies to ensure open dissemination of their funded outputs and maximize their investments.
  • Knowledge producers—

    To learn more about faculty-led open-access policy adoptions and the impact of Open Access throughout the continuum of scholarship – from inputs through public communication.
  • Knowledge communicators—

    To examine the benefits and implications of open sharing in the dissemination and use of products of the research process – including articles, books, texts, cultural and heritage materials, and more.  
  • Policy makers—

    To consider the move toward Open Access adoption by research funders and producers in North America and all over the world and the potential for further leveraging public and private investments.        

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With Special Thanks To


Berlin 9 is generously supported by:


Arizona State University
Sage Publications Inc
Queen's University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
University of California-San Diego
University of Ottawa
University of Wyoming
University of Florida

Association of College and Research Libraries
Brown University
Dartmouth College
Coaction Publishing
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Emory University
Grand Valley State University
Kansas State University
McGill University
New York University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
Rockefeller University
University of Arizona
University of Calgary
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Oregon
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Texas at Austin
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Windsor
University of Wisconsin-Madison



For more information about the meeting and how to get involved, contact:

Jennifer McLennan
(202) 296-2296 ext. 121
jennifer [at] arl [dot] org
(Washington, DC)

Christoph Bruch
The Max Planck Society
+49 (30) 84 13 37 27
bruch [at] mpdl [dot] mpg [dot] de

Andrea Early
Marine Biological Laboratory
(508) 289-7652
aearly [at] mbl [dot] edu
(Woods Hole, ME)