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  • Wellcome Trust Implements Open Access Mandate

    The Wellcome Trust, one of the largest research funders in the UK, starts implementing its new open-access mandate for Wellcome-funded research.

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  • NIH Releases Final Version of Public Access Policy

    The NIH releases the final version of its policy on enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from NIH-funded research. Beginning May 2, 2005, NIH-funded investigators are requested to submit to the NIH National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) PubMed Central (PMC) an electronic version of the author’s final manuscript upon acceptance for publication, resulting from research supported, in whole or in part, with direct costs1 from NIH.

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  • UC Response to NIH Call for Public Comment

    The UC Office of Scholarly Communication contributed analysis to the preparation of UC’s response to the September 24 NIH call for public comment on their proposed policy on public access and archiving.

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  • UC Provost’s Letter in Support of Strengthening NIH Policy

    UC Provost Wyatt R. Hume writes a letter to California Senators Feinstein and Boxer encouraging their support of proposed changes to strengthen the NIH policy on public access to research results. In the letter Hume says that the policy goals, including the expanded use of NIH research findings for the advancement of science and public health, “are shared by UC health scientists and by researchers worldwide.”

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