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Download PDF as submitted August 4, 2015View current list of signatoriesSign the letterSPARC press release21 Dupont Circle, #800Washington DC, 20036 August 4, 2015President...
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The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted in favor of a bill that would require publicly funded research to be made...

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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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