Open Access Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Berlin 11 conference is available online now:

“During the Berlin 11 Open Access Conference, the Max Planck Society presented a draft mission statement and asked the participants for their comments. The mission statement will be used as a guideline for future activities of the Max Planck Society towards the goals mentioned in the Berlin Declaration a decade ago.”

Learn more about Open Access in the Max Planck Society at

Everyone is a scientist

Jack Andraka is a 16-year-old inventor and Open Access advocate. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration he talked about his early detection test for pancreatic cancer at the Max Planck Science Gallery. Together with Nick Shockey, Right to Research Coalition, and Daniel Kolarich, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces they spoke about the necessity of Open Access.

Upcoming events

At the end of the week we want to advise and remind you of upcoming open access events in Berlin.
On you can find further information about the upcoming exhibition and events.

25th October 2013 – 23rd November 2013
Wissen für alle: Open Access!
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25th October 2013  –  11a.m.
Science is open: an introduction to open access
Open access webinar for Ph.D. Students
Information and registration:
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4th November 2013  –  7p.m.
Kulturgut im Zeitalter der digitalen Reproduzierbarkeit. Was bringt Open Access Museen und Sammlungen?

18th November 2013  –  7p.m.
Who’s afraid of red tape? Open Access for a next generation science library
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18th November 2013
Berlin 11 Satellite Conference
Information and registration:
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19th – 20th November 2013
10th anniversary of the Berlin Declaration
Berlin Open Access Conference (