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.

Open access to scientific knowledge has reached its tipping point

compete or collaborate?
A recent study funded by the European Commission and undertaken by analysts at Science-Metrix, a Montreal-based company that assesses science and...Read more

NC Datapalooza 2013: Why publicly available data is innovative

open government data
If you live in the southeastern US (aka the Bible Belt) as I do, you’ve probably been to a church revival or two (or twenty). Revival is an event...Read more

Better weather forecasting through open data

open data weather forecast
I began paragliding a few years ago. It’s maybe the most weather-dependent sport in the world. We often fly in mountainous areas, very close to the...Read more

IRS turns over a new leaf, opens up data

IRS opens data in government
The core task for Danny Werfel, the new acting commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is to repair the agency’s tarnished...Read more

Could California bill mandate open access to research?

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Champions of open access to publicly funded academic research had something to celebrate last week. Creative Commons is reporting (with just a touch...Read more

Open Chemistry project upholds mission of unorganization, The Blue Obelisk

to compete or collaborate
Chemistry is not the most open field of scientific endeavor; in fact, as I began working more in the area (coming from a background in physics), I...Read more

Open Thread: Evolving the library for the 21st century

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Chances are good that you've been to a library and used its resources. Kids check out colorful, educational books; adults seek out entertainment and...Read more

New leaders in science are those who share

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The Obama administration recently responded to a petition asking the government to "require free access over the Internet to scientific journal...Read more