The European Commission has outlined measures to improve access to scientific information produced in Europe. Broader and more rapid access to scientific papers and data will make it easier for researchers and businesses to build on the findings of public-funded research. Communication Towards better access to scientific information: Boosting the benefits of public investments in research COM(2012) 401 final. Commission Recommendation on access to and preservation of scientific information C(2012) 4890 final. Executive summary of Impact Assessment. See also: Memo: Open access to scientific data – Communication and Recommendation – background.