Why all pharmaceutical research should be made open access | Pédagogie hacker | Scoop.it

The government wants to make all publicly funded research available – but the same must be demanded of pharmas also

I recently had lunch with as staunch an advocate for open access as you'll ever meet (I won't name him, because it would be rude to attribute casual remarks to him without permission). We were talking about plans to mandate free and open publication of publicly funded scientific research. In the USA, there's the Federal Public Research Act, and in the UK, there's the coalition government's announcement that publicly funded research should be made available at no cost, under a Creative Commons licence that permits unlimited copying. (...) by Cory Doctorow, The Guardian, 20 november 2012


Via Julien Hering, PhD