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

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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?frsc=dg%7Cd

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Date tagged:

03/24/2017, 10:43

Date published:

03/24/2017, 06:43