Response to the OSTP announcement on public access
As mentioned above, there has been much positive reaction to the OSTP's announcement on immediate access to publicly funded research. The Society for Scholarly Publishing's blog The Scholarly Kitchen
interviewed Dr Alondra Nelson from the Office of Science & Technology Policy and here's a link to her responses
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Big picture environment & open science campaign gets US$4m
Creative Commons, SPARC and EIFL have announced a new 4-year, US$4-million grant from Arcadia Fund, to fund the Open Climate Campaign. The grant will fund a four-year campaign in a bid to solve the climate crisis and preserve global biodiversity by promoting open access to research. “While the reality of climate change and the resulting loss of biodiversity is certain, the research about these global challenges and the possible actions to tackle them are too often not publicly accessible. In order to solve these pressing problems, the knowledge about them must be made immediately and freely open to all,” said Heather Joseph, Executive Director at SPARC.
State of Open Data 2022
This is the 7th annual global survey into researchers’ attitudes towards and experiences of open data. More than 5,400 respondents answered the survey which provides an interesting insight into the motivations for and concerns of researchers in sharing data. This year's report includes guest articles from open data experts at the US National Institutes of Health, Health Data Research UK, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Stellenbosch University, National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Download & read report here.