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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Enhanced Public Access to NIH Research Information

The US National Institutes for Health (NIH) currently is consultating on its proposal for a move towards an science model.

The NIH is proposing that all published research supported by NIH funding must be included in their open access digital repository, PubMed Central
(http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/) within 6 months of publication.

The deadline for public comment has been extended to Nov 16, 2004. Visit http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-04-064.html for further details.

I wonder how we can get a similar system in the UK with govt, research council, NHS & other public body (paid for by UK tax payers) science published in a similar way?

A related area of development is Creative Commons approach to allowing legal sharing of text images etc - in particular the Science Commons project to be launched on 1st Jan 2005.

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