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Budapest Open Access Initiative

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the … Continue reading

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Open Archives Initiative

The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content. The Open Archives Initiative has its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a means of increasing the … Continue reading

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NIH Public Access

An attempt by NIH to: 1) Create a stable archive of peer-reviewed research publications to ensure the permanent preservation of these vital research findings, 2) secure for NIH a searchable compendium of peer-reviewed research publications that the agency can use … Continue reading

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BioMed Central

BioMed Central is an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research All the original research articles in journals published by BioMed Central are immediately and permanently available online without charge or any other barriers … Continue reading

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The Public Library of Science

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. Find The Public Library of Science at: http://www.publiclibraryofscience.org/

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Center for the Study of the Public Domain

The public domain is the realm of materialideas, images, sounds, discoveries, facts, textsthat is unprotected by intellectual property rights and free for all to use or build upon. Our economy, culture and technology depend on a delicate balance between that … Continue reading

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BIOS (Biological Innovation for Open Society)

The BIOS initiative will develop and validate a new means for the cooperative invention, improvement and delivery of biological technologies, drawing inspiration from the open source software movement to forge a ‘protected commons’ of knowledge and technology. Find BIOS (Biological … Continue reading

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PIPRA

The Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture is an initiative by universities, foundations and non-profit research institutions to make agricultural technologies more easily available for development and distribution of subsistence crops for humanitarian purposes in the developing world and specialty … Continue reading

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science commons

The mission of Science Commons is to encourage scientific innovation by making it easier for scientists, universities, and industries to use literature, data, and other scientific intellectual property and to share their knowledge with others. Science Commons works within current … Continue reading

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Free Science Resource

A Free Science Info Site (mainly books, software, links) Find Free Science Resource at: http://freescience.info

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