Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gates Foundation joins shift towards open access platforms - March 23, 2017

Initiative will emulate Wellcome Trust’s publishing model, with European Commission set to follow

"One of the world’s biggest funders of scientific research is to establish an open access platform that will allow its grant winners to publish their findings, in a move that could be swiftly followed by the European Commission.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which invests about $1.2 billion (£960 million) a year in global health initiatives, said on 23 March that the Gates Open Research initiative would allow researchers funded by the US charity to publish their work on a free-to-access site, beginning this autumn.
The service will be provided by F1000, which launched a similar platform for the Wellcome Trust, the world’s largest biomedical charity, in November 2016."


F1000 built a similar platform for the Wellcome Trust ( in November 2016.

Wellcome Open Research

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