Colombian Court Acquits Diego Gómez of Criminal Charges for Sharing a Research Paper Online

Diego Gómez, the Colombian student who for the last three years has been prosecuted for sharing an academic paper online, has been cleared of criminal charges. The decision was delivered today by a judge in the Bogotá Circuit Criminal Court. In 2014 Diego was a student in conservation and wildlife management, with poor access to … Read More “Colombian Court Acquits Diego Gómez of Criminal Charges for Sharing a Research Paper Online”

‘Open In Action’ Requires Continuity and Solidarity with Fundamental Copyright Reform

It’s Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. The goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes to policy and practice, and build a community to collaborate on these issues. This year’s … Read More “‘Open In Action’ Requires Continuity and Solidarity with Fundamental Copyright Reform”

Open Access Policy In Practice: A Perspective from the Wellcome Trust

It’s Open Access Week 2016. Open Access Week is an annual week-long event that highlights the importance of sharing scientific and scholarly research and data. Its goal is to educate people on the benefits of open publishing, advocate for changes to policy and practice, and build a community to collaborate on these issues. This year’s … Read More “Open Access Policy In Practice: A Perspective from the Wellcome Trust”

United Nations Report Calls for Open Access to Research to Improve Global Health

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash, CC0. Last month the United Nations released a report with recommendations on how to improve innovation and access to health technologies. The panel’s charge called for it to “recommend solutions for remedying the policy incoherence between the justifiable rights of inventors, international human rights law, trade rules and … Read More “United Nations Report Calls for Open Access to Research to Improve Global Health”

Cancer Moonshot Should Prioritize Open Access to Publicly-funded Research

18FDG Synthesis by Brookhaven National Laboratory, BY-NC-ND 2.0. Vice President Biden is leading the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which seeks to make ten years’ worth of progress on cancer research in half that time. We think an important part to finding cures is changing policy to improve access to cancer research. Our recommendations include: Make … Read More “Cancer Moonshot Should Prioritize Open Access to Publicly-funded Research”