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Open access inaction

Open access inaction | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

Jack Stilgoe: From time to time, it's important to pause the bureaucratic debate about open access and recognise how stupid scientific publishing is. Like many academics, I am currently trying to work out what I should think and do about open access. I share with many scientists strong personal commitments to the idea of openness. I am in this game because I think research is valuable, and I work at a University because I like the idea that research that should be in the public interest should mostly be publicly funded. Like many other academics, I find it utterly daft that such research is paywalled. Unlike some academics, I do not presume that the people who are able to get past these paywalls (other academics at rich universities) are the only relevant readers."

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Open Access Empowers 16-year-old Jack Andraka to Create Breakthrough Cancer Diagnostic (Right to Research Coalition)

Open Access Empowers 16-year-old Jack Andraka to Create Breakthrough Cancer Diagnostic (Right to Research Coalition) | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"Open Access Empowers 16-year-old to Create Breakthrough Cancer Diagnostic: An Interview with Jack Andraka and Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health

Jack Andraka is a perfect example of the power of Open Access, the free availability of all academic research articles online with full reuse rights. Only 16 years old, Jack discovered a breakthrough pancreatic cancer diagnostic using carbon nanotubes. Jack’s test costs $0.03 and takes 5 minutes to run with nearly 100% accuracy so far, making it 26,667 times cheaper, 168 times faster, and 400 times more sensitive than the current test commonly used for pancreatic cancer. Jack went on to win the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. His story would not be possible without Open Access"

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Strategies and a roadmap to implement Open Access policies in the Latin American and Caribbean region | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)

Strategies and a roadmap to implement Open Access policies in the Latin American and Caribbean region | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS) | Open Access News from the RSP team | Scoop.it

"The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recently held a consultation with experts and policy specialists from the Latin America and Carribbean (LAC) countries to develop strategies and a roadmap to implement Open Access within the LAC region. The report of the consultation entitled 'Open Access to Scientific Information and Research : Concepts and Policies' has since been published."

 
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