Dame Janet Finch about Expanding
Access to Published Research Findings has been published.
This recommends a programme of action to enable more people to read and use the
publications arising from research. Better, faster communication of research
results will bring benefits for public services and for economic growth. It
will also bring improved efficiency for researchers, and opportunities for more
public engagement with research. The full report can be viewed here, and the executive summary here.
Wellcome Trust, who leads the group of funders who support UK PubMed Central,
has responded to the findings of the report
on open access. Sir Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust said ‘We are delighted that the Finch Report
encourages the UK to embrace open access, something that we at the Wellcome
Trust feel very strongly about.’ ‘Open access is the only way to ensure
that important research is made freely accessible to all. It will help drive
forward innovation and breakthroughs in medical research.’
are also some reactions from the media:
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