The European Research Council (ERC) announced that it has joined an international partnership supporting arXiv, one of the major scientific repositories in the areas of physics and mathematics
which is operated by Cornell University Library (New York, US). The ERC is the first European research funding organisation to join the arXiv initiative. By doing so, the ERC reaffirms its commitment to open access and to ensuring that the fruits of the research it funds can be freely accessed, read and used,
both by scientists working in relevant areas and by the public.