Latest News from SPARC
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Researchers sign over the copyright and provide their work, often taxpayer-funded, free to publishers who get other researchers to review the papers — also free. The publishers sell journal subscriptions — some titles cost more than $5,000 a year — back to universities and the federal...
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
On Feb. 29, Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University became the third Nobel Prize laureate biologist in a month to do something long considered taboo among biomedical researchers...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
SPARC joined with allies CCSSO, SETDA and CoSN to host a briefing on Capitol Hill about Open Educational Resources (OER) today. The standing-room-only event educated Congressional staff about OER and how its use can help support student success across all levels of education. The briefing ...
Monday, February 22, 2016
SPARC Statement on the Third Anniversary of the White House Directive Opening Access to Taxpayer-Funded Scientific Research
For Immediate Release Contact: Ranit Schmelzer, 202.538.1065, email@example.com Washington, DC (February 22, 2016) – SPARC, a global coalition committed to making Open the default for research and education, issued the following statement today marking the third anniversary of the White ...
Monday, February 1, 2016
The Department of Labor adopted a new rule requiring recipients of competitive grant funding to openly license resulting intellectual property for the public to use, share and build upon.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Over the past year, while we continued advocating for open policies, producing educational resources, and convening and participating in conferences around the globe, SPARC also undertook a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the open landscape, and re-assessed our role in it.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
SPARC joined a broad coalition of organizations in responding to the U.S. Department of Education's call for comments on a proposed open licensing policy for competitive grant programs.