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By:
Heather Joseph
Earlier today, the three largest funding agencies in Canada released a coordinated policy requiring researchers to provide access to articles...
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,...

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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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19
Open Access Week 2015   Location: Everywhere
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15
Joint COAR-SPARC Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal
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09
Open Education Week   Location: Worldwide

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