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FASTR introduced in U.S. Congress to drastically expand public access to federally funded research

Today marks an historic step forward for public access to publicly funded research in the United States. The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. FASTR requires federal agencies with annual extramural research budgets of $100 million or more to provide the … Read More “FASTR introduced in U.S. Congress to drastically expand public access to federally funded research”

Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day

An Education Sprint The future of Open is a dynamic landscape, ripe with opportunities to increase civic engagement, literacy, and innovation. Towards this goal, the Science Program at Creative Commons is teaming up with the Open Knowledge Foundation and members of the Open Science Community to facilitate the building of an open online course, an … Read More “Open Science Course Sprint: An Education Hackathon for Open Data Day”

Work for Creative Commons in Europe: new Regional Coordinator job opening up

Black Marble – Africa, Europe, and theMiddle EastNASA Goddard Photo and Video / CC BY After nearly two years working with to support our community and forward Creative Commons in Europe, our European Regional Coordinator, Jonas Öberg, will be leaving us at the end of the month. Jonas has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from … Read More “Work for Creative Commons in Europe: new Regional Coordinator job opening up”

IAmSyria.org releases Teachers Guide to Syria

In December, we blogged about a new initiative by journalists called Syria Deeply, a news platform aiming to redesign the user experience of the Syrian conflict through news aggregation, interactive tools, original reporting, and feature stories. To encourage sharing and viral distribution, Syria Deeply licensed everything on its site under Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY). … Read More “IAmSyria.org releases Teachers Guide to Syria”