Open science: The findings of medical research are disseminated too slowly | The Economist

tagteam101's bookmarks 2017-03-23

Summary:

ON JANUARY 1st the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation did something that may help to change the practice of science. It brought into force a policy, foreshadowed two years earlier, that research it supports (it is the world’s biggest source of charitable money for scientific endeavours, to the tune of some $4bn a year) must, when published, be freely available to all. On March 23rd it followed this up by announcing that it will pay the cost of putting such research in one particular repository of freely available papers.

Link:

http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21719438-about-change-findings-medical-research-are-disseminated-too

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » Graham Steel's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.gatesfoundation oa.publications oa.speed oa.funders oa.embargoes oa.wellcome oa.peer_review oa.preprints oa.arxiv oa.biorxiv oa.asapbio oa.medicine oa.open_science oa.data oa.disciplines oa.f1000 oa.versions

Date tagged:

03/23/2017, 12:35

Date published:

03/23/2017, 04:33