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In response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) directive issued in February 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and...
Heather Joseph
Earlier today, the three largest funding agencies in Canada released a coordinated policy requiring researchers to provide access to articles...

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This is a progress report on the quantitative and anecdotal successes of campus-based OA Funds across North America. The full report can be found here. A summary infographic can...

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Open Access Week 2015   Location: Everywhere
Joint COAR-SPARC Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal
Open Education Week   Location: Worldwide

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