Zügig kam die ausführliche Antwort auf meine Anfrage, warum man bei der Teilnahme an der EU-Umfrage zum Zugang zu Wissenschaftspublikationen verschiedene persönliche Angaben machen muss:
We are asking respondents to give their names and affiliations for the following reasons:
– to be able to compile a list of respondents (without e-mail addresses, just names and affiliations), which will be published in accordance with the European Commission’s commitment to transparency in its public consultations. This is standard for EC public consultations as they address areas that are of public interest.
– to encourage only genuine responses (sometimes anonymous replies are not genuine, and are therefore hard to evaluate/take into account).
Please note that, if individuals feel that they cannot respond “on behalf of an organisation”, they can of course still answer “as a citizen”.
Respondents who wish to remain anonymous have the possibility of doing so “on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests”, as you can read in the “Specific privacy statement” (http://ec.europa.eu/research/consultations/scientific_information/privacy_statement.pdf):
3. WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND TO WHOM IS IT DISCLOSED?
A synthesis of the contributions received via the online questionnaire, as well as any individual contributions, together with the identity of the contributor and his or her organisation/affiliation, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account. Any objections concerning publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation (see Contact information below).
Dieser Erläuterung folgte noch die Hoffnung, dass möglichst viele teilnehmen mögen, da die Stimmen der Bibliothekare und Wissenschaftler für die Konsultation von ausschlaggebend sind. Wer sich nun berufen fühlt, möge auf folgenden Link klicken: Consultation on scientific information in the digital age.