Monday, May 28, 2007

Geist: Open Data and Open Access
In an article in the Toronto Star ("Science and Tech Strategy a Missed Opportunity"; archived version) Michael Geist is strongly advocating that the new Canadian government's science and technology strategy go further, and mandate the Open Access for articles derived from publicly -supported research, those supported by the Federal research funding agencies (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR, etc), as well as the opening of publicly-supported research data ("raw scientific data"). This to better support re-use by both industry and researchers without the existing complicating and onerous licensing regimes that encumber these data.

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