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See below for chronological listing of news items reporting on SPARC, and on issues of interest to the SPARC Community.



February 27, 2015
Heather Joseph
Earlier today, the three largest funding agencies in Canada released a coordinated policy requiring researchers to provide access to articles resulting from their funded research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) have issued "The Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications."
February 25, 2015
Ann Carrns, The New York Times
February 13, 2015

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (12 February, 2015) – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has made all its economic and development research on Asia and the Pacific available under open access, a principle that promotes unrestricted online access to scholarly research so that it can be more wid

February 11, 2015
Heather Joseph
Today, NASA announced its plan for a policy ensuring public access to articles and data resulting from the approximately $3 billion it invests annually in basic and applied research, as required by the February 2013 White House directive. NASA has provided a detailed timeline for the final policy to be fully developed, and is slating October 2015 as the goal for full implementation to begin.
February 10, 2015
Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons
Creative Commons and the Open Policy Network hosted the first Institute for Open Leadership meeting in San Francisco 12-16 January 2015. The Institute for Open Leadership (IOL for short) is a training program to identify and cultivate new leaders in open education, science, public policy, research, data and other fields on the values and implementation of openness in licensing, policies and practices.
February 10, 2015
Emily Wilkins, the Eagle
Texas A&M librarians are working toward securing more free textbooks for students while allowing thousands of research papers to be read by the public, marking two goals discussed at a weekend workshop aimed at encouraging open access initiatives at SEC schools.
February 05, 2015

For creating the Open Access Button, SPARC is pleased to honor Joe McArthur and David Carroll with its first Innovator Award of 2015.

February 04, 2015
Heather Joseph
On Monday, President Obama released his FY16 Budget, which lays out the administration’s policy and funding priorities for the coming year. We are pleased to note that key SPARC program priorities - opening up access to federally funded research articles and data - continue to align with those of the administration, and are highlighted in the FY16 Budget.
January 15, 2015
Richard Van Noorden
Macmillan Science and Education looks set to gain from Springer's scale.
January 14, 2015
We economics professors are missing a chance to teach a cardinal lesson about the unchecked rise of prices.


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