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Jacynthe Touchette

Together we are stronger: charities join forces to support open access (UK) - 2 views

    A great news, especially for the "immediately" aspect! "A consortium of six leading UK medical research charities will support the costs of making research articles from their funded research immediately and freely openly available to scientists, patients, and donors alike, through the recently announced joint Charity Open Access Fund."
Kaitie Warren

Charity Open Access Fund - 0 views

    Partnership between several British medical charities to require open publishing of all funded research. 

CyBeRev Home - 0 views

    Terasem Movement, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity endowed for the purpose of educating the public on the practicality and necessity of greatly extending human life, consistent with diversity and unity, via geoethical nanotechnology and personal cyberconsciousness. Terasem accomplishes its objectives by convening publicly accessible symposia, publishing explanatory analyses, conducting demonstration projects, issuing grants and encouraging public belief in a positive technologically-based future.

Practical Action - technology challenging poverty | Practical Action - 1 views

    Practical Action is an international development charity. We use sustainable technology to challenge poverty, working with poor women and men around the world. Open Knowledge if it can not be transformed into some development then, we don't need to advocate for it or our advocacy is fruitless

Gates Foundation to require immediate free access for journal articles - 2 views

    Breaking new ground for the open-access movement, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of global health research, plans to require that the researchers it funds publish only in immediate open-access journals. The policy doesn't kick in until January 2017; until then, grantees can publish in subscription-based journals as long as their paper is freely available within 12 months.
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    I did a quick search in the Web of Science database to see home many papers have received funding from the Gates Foundation. Since 2000, more than six thousand research papers have received funding from the Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation; more that one thousand per year since 2011. Most of these papers are in the infectious diseases, immunology, and public health area. In the big scheme of scientific publications, this is just a small number. But with their well-known name, this is a good sign.
    One must start form somewhere, and this is a good start for changing the attitude towards open access.
    Estoy de acuerdo con lo que plantean los autores, debemos volvernos seres con iniciativa, y no esperar a que el conocimiento nos llegue, nos debemos acercar a éste.
    This serves as a significant catalyst to change the mentality of both the researcher and the funder. The Gates Foundation is a leading organization in resolving world health issues. This action demonstrates their drive and desire toward their cause; and will hopefully it will start a trend amongst authors and other research funding NGOS.
    As mentioned in class discussions, this is the only reasonable response. Bill and Melinda have put their time forth into creating charities, and attempting to control content which was given from charitable grants is lunacy. It is comforting to see the Gates foundation scrapping the 6-12 month window of restriction. WIth this said that said, this draws interesting parallels with journals that receive government grants due to the fact that the privately sold resource is already being funded by the tax payers.
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