Episode 43: Heather Joseph on the Coronavirus and the Urgent Need for Open Access to Research Publications

October 28, 2021 00:26:03
Episode 43: Heather Joseph on the Coronavirus and the Urgent Need for Open Access to Research Publications
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Episode 43: Heather Joseph on the Coronavirus and the Urgent Need for Open Access to Research Publications

Oct 28 2021 | 00:26:03

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Show Notes

Over the past several weeks, our world has been upended by Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Given the head-spinning changes taking place in our society, there is a widely recognized need for immediate open access to the latest research and medical developments. Yet despite the fact that the public often funds research in the area, the conventional publishing model often places that information behind paywalls or subscription fees. Heather Joseph, the Executive Director of SPARC, joins me on the podcast this week to discuss the response from publishers, funders and other stakeholders to the urgent need for access to COVID-19 research and what the response tells us about the issue of open access to scholarly research more broadly.

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Global News, Coronavirus Outbreak: Canadian Health Minister Announces $27M for COVID-19 Research

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