Open Access : yes you can!

April 21, 2014
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Over at Occam’s Typewriter, Stephen Curry has written an excellent post about what researchers can do to take part in the push for Open Access. “For researchers who have never dipped a toe into the debates on open access that surge across the blogosphere it is all too easy to imagine that they need not get […]

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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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Originally posted on Open Access Button blog:
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…

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