Defining the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications: American Scientists’ Perspectives
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-11-07
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes the right of everyone to “share in scientific advancement and its benefits” (Article 27(2)). This right became the basis for Article 15 (1)(b) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)....According to focus group participants, the development of science depends upon the free and open interchange of ideas and people as well as adequate and consistent funding, robust science education and recognition of the need for knowledge-based decision making and the contributions of science. ... Across all focus groups there was strong support for the potential of open access to scientific journals to diffuse scientific information...."