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free article Library offers diverse audience to help ‘road test’ your research questions
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At a library in Shoreditch, east London, a network for researchers, students and activists is helping academics to reach a wide audience.

free article Unlock the gates
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Last Thursday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published a small announcement about its open-access policy. Under the headline Knowledge is Power, the foundation declared that future grantees would need to provide free access to their research findings and underlying data “immediately upon publication”. In return, the foundation will pay “reasonable” article processing charges, with effect from 1 January 2017.

free article Open-access costs calculated


Universities and public research institutes spent a combined total of at least £9.2 million on complying with Research Councils UK's open-access publishing policies in 2012-13, a report by a research consultancy firm has said.


free article Concern grows over future access to UK war library


Research librarians have added their voice to concerns about the future of the Imperial War Museum's library following reports that some of the museum's collections may no longer be accessible to researchers.

free article NERC issues clarification on future of centres


The British Geological Survey is not likely to be run by an external contractor, the Natural Environment Research Council has said.

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