Open access

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it. Read our article collection or our What is open access? resource page to learn more.

Why open access matters

Imagine a world where scientists and inventors had no access to the accomplishments of the generations which came before us. The wheel would, quite literally, need to be...

5 great apps backed with open data

Data.gov has taken open source to heart. Beyond just providing open data and open source code, the entire process involves open civic engagement. All team ideas, public...