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PARKER HIGGINS, EFF
Promising public access legislation FASTR (Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act) has been re-introduced by a bipartisan coalition in...
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Heather Joseph
Last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released its plan to establish policies to ensure public access to articles and data resulting from...
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FASTR is calling for federal agencies with extramural research budgets in excess of $100 million to establish consistent, permanent public 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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Open Access Week 2015   Location: Everywhere
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15
Joint COAR-SPARC Conference   Location: Porto, Portugal

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