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Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources

Increasing Public Access to the Results of Scientific Research | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | MOOCs and Open Educational Resources | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
R Hollingsworth's insight: Response by John Holdren, Director of U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, to online petition for open access to publicly funded research findings - copy of official memo available.

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Tanner Schatzel's curator insight, February 27, 2013 10:09 PM

I really think that this is a good idea. The people pay the taxes that make the experiments happen. We should have the right to know what happens in those experiments. While it still takes about twelve months to make the results available, it is still better then what we have now.  I do agree that we don't need to make our top secret information available because than way to many people could see that.

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U.K. Devotes £10 Million to Open Access Shift - ScienceInsider

U.K. Devotes £10 Million to Open Access Shift - ScienceInsider | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Following up on recommendations to make more research freely available to scientists and the public, the U.K. government today pledged £10 million toward making scientific papers open access. The funding will help 30 research-intensive universities develop open access policies and pay the author fees charged by publishers to make a paper more freely available to the public. Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, welcomed the investment in a statement: 

It is good news that the Government has managed to find an additional £10 million to help aid the transition to open access publishing of publicly funded science. The move towards making research results as widely available as possible is the right thing to do but it will take time. It will be important that during the transition years funds are not drained from actual research and this £10million is a step in the right direction.

 

-by John Travis, ScienceInsider 7 September 2012


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