Must read: “The State of Open Access “

March 25, 2014
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At the closing of his excellent interview series “The State of Open Access”, Richard Poynder answers a series of questions himself. The resulting interview is an thorough and nuanced overview of the current state of OA. It’s a long read, but – as is always the case on this blog – well worth the effort. […]

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Developing an effective market for open access article processing charges | Wellcome Trust

March 12, 2014
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Developing an effective market for open access article processing charges | Wellcome Trust.

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FOSTER and PASTEUR4OA: two new European OA projects

February 23, 2014
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Last week, two new European projects focusing on Open Access: FOSTER and PASTEUR40A had their kick-off meeting.  . Both projects have a significant and representative list of partners, and I am sure that you’ll recognize a lot of them.    FOSTER, (FACILITATE OPEN SCIENCE TRAINING FOR EUROPEAN RESEARCH) will focus on the organizations of trainings […]

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Give your opinion about EU copyright reform

January 14, 2014
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This week is Copyright week, the perfect occasion to draw your attention to a consultation on Copyright the EC is conducting. If you are unsatisfied with current copyright law in the EU – this is the perfect occasion to express your feelings and try to make it better. The European Commission is conducting a Public […]

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Open Access policies in Horizon 2020

January 13, 2014
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In December 2013, the European Commission launched Horizon 2020, the successor of the FP7 funding programme and its biggest research and innovation framework programme ever , with a seven year budget worth nearly €80 billion. As an extension of the successful Open Access Pilot in FP7, Open Access will now be mandatory for all research […]

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Students Launch “Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map

November 18, 2013
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2013 Contacts: openaccessbutton@medsin.org Students Launch “Button” to Put Denied Access to Research on the Map BERLIN – Today, at an international meeting of student advocates for expanded access to academic research, two undergraduates from Great Britain announced the highly-anticipated launch of The Open Access…

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Open Science: the key to more scientific integrity?

October 31, 2013
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Bram Luyten from @mire went to Open Science: the key to more scientific integrity? , an event hosted by the VUB featuring Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia and Michel Bauwens from P2P Foundation. Recent cases of academic misconduct have been a powerful catalyst for Open Access around the globe. In the wake of this trend, the […]

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