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G8 Science Ministers Endorse Open Access

Jack Grove | Times Higher Education | June 13, 2013

Science ministers from the G8 group of the world’s richest countries have jointly endorsed the need to increase access to publicly-funded research. Read More »

GOOD 100: Meet Todd Park, Fueling Innovation Through Free Data

Staff Writer | | June 8, 2013

Todd Park is the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President. Previously, he was the CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where his idea to use crowdsourcing to collect health data and release information to citizens online was widely celebrated... Read More »

Guest Post – The Open Access Button

Joseph McArthur and David Carroll | Science in the Open | July 6, 2013

For the past few months, like chickens on eggs we have been sitting on what we think is a game changing idea. We’ve been sitting on it because despite trying as two student activists, we just haven’t found the help we need to make it a reality. So to preface what you’re about to read – we need your help. Read More »

Heather Joseph On The State Of Open Access: Where Are We, What Still Needs To Be Done?

Richard Poynder | Open and Shut? | July 12, 2013

This is the fourth Q&A in a series exploring the current state of Open Access (OA). On this occasion the questions are answered by Heather Joseph. Read More »

Improving Public Access To Research Results

Sally Rockey | Rock Talk | November 16, 2012

Most researchers are familiar with our public access policy which is central to the NIH mission. It ensures NIH-funded research is accessible to everyone so that, collectively, we can advance science and improve human health. [...] Read More »

MyScienceWork Marks Open Access Week With Unique Approach To Scientific Publishing

Press Release | MyScienceWork | October 24, 2013

As millions of researchers, students and scientists celebrate Open Access week, MyScienceWork, a new global communication platform dedicated to the free access to scientific knowledge, announced it has already surpassed its initial growth projections and plans to secure US investors. Read More »

NASA Opens Research to Public: Why That’s a Big Deal

Weston Williams | The Christian Science Monitor | August 22, 2016

It has been a good week for science and space enthusiasts. NASA announced last Tuesday that they would be releasing hundreds of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on NASA-funded research projects online. The articles are entirely free to access for any member of the public. The new service is a big deal for the space agency, which has been gathering scientific information on a huge variety of topics since it was established in 1958...

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New Bill Helps Expand Public Access To Scientific Knowledge

Adi Kamdar and Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | February 15, 2013

Internet users around the world got a Valentine's Day present yesterday in the form of new legislation that requires U.S. government agencies to improve public access to federally funded research. Read More »

New York: It's Time To Take Action For Open Access

Adi Kamdar | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | June 7, 2013

The New York State Senate and Assembly are considering the Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research Act (S4050 / A180). This bill—which would give the public access to the results of tens from millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded research—is a crucial step in the fight for open access. Read More »

NIH Sees Surge In Open-Access Manuscripts

Richard Van Noorden | Nature | July 2, 2013

Last November, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that “as of spring 2013″ it would start cracking down on enforcing its public-access policy — and it seems the agency is now seeing positive results. Read More »

Open Access Explained

Anna Goldstein | Berkeley Science Review | April 4, 2013

The conversation about scientific publishing has exploded lately, online, in print and in person. Last week, the journal Nature released a special issue called The future of publishing. Also last week, Michael Eisen [...] posted a speech he gave on the past and projected future of scholarly communication in the age of the Internet. I want to start there, because his remarks were thorough and persuasive, and they inspired me to think differently about the issue... Read More »

Open Access Spreads

Ry Rivard | Inside Higher Ed | April 29, 2013

A bill in the California legislature would require state-funded research to be made public free of charge within a year of its publication. Read More »

Open-Access Journals: A Perspective From Within

Jonathan Carroll | The Conversation | October 1, 2012

There’s an ongoing debate in the world of academic publishing about whether the public should be allowed open access to research publications we all pay for in the first place. Read More »

Providing Electronic Access To Public Records Is 'Expensive' And Other Government Excuses For PACER Fees

Tim Cushing | Techdirt | February 11, 2013

Steve Schultze at Freedom to Tinker wants to know why the general public is still being asked to pay for access to public records. Since these records are generated using tax dollars, a person would reasonably expect they would be free to access, especially since they're the ones footing the bill... Read More »

Public Access To Scientific Research Advances

Press Release | Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) | January 16, 2014

Progress toward making taxpayer-funded scientific research freely accessible in a digital environment was reached today with Congressional passage of the FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Read More »