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Science Commons, Open Access and where Ireland stands

July 14th, 2006

Welcome | Science Commons
I’m been recently submitting a textual document contribution made by me (TSSG) on behalf of a loose consortium into an open forum. Copyright is the item on my mind and so its brought me to reviewing Science Commons, which wasn’t really clear enough for me, but I found a really good resource on a description of Open Access by Peter Suber.
In this explaination, he mentions OA initiatives which focus on publicly-funded research, and goes on to mention the 30+ nations that have signed the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Declaration on Access to Research Data From Public Funding.
Have Ireland signed up?
They sure have and I cannot help feel that it has some relationship to the recently released Strategy for Science,Technology and Innovation 2006 – 2013
It looks like discussion in Ireland is happening such as this event at the Royal Irish Academy on the 12th of April 2006. “Enabling Open Access to Scientific Data and Information within the Modern Knowledge Economy; the Case for a Scientific Commons”