Results of publicly financed research should be online and freely available. That is the aim of the open access movement. This website gives information on recent developments and practical advice.
'Open Access is not a dogma for me, but a way to spread scientific information - publications, data and software - more effectively than by using the payment model. Sometimes there are good reasons to protect certain information. For research data applies the principle: Open if possible, protected if necessary.'
Dutch National website providing information for academics about the advantages of open access to publicly financed research