Saturday, March 7, 2015

Gates Foundation - Changes in Access to Funded Publications

If you receive grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation you will want to be aware of their increasing support of open access to published research based on their funded projects. As of January 2015, the Gates Foundation requires an article resulting from their grants to be made open access immediately upon publication, rather than allowing the 12-month time delay that NIH currently requires. A grace period extends the requirement until 2017, but included in this is release of data sets and release for commercial use, too. PubMed Central serves as the foundation for making published NIH-funded research available.

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