World Health Organization Commits to Open Access, Joins PubMed Central Europe
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will become a member of the open access repository Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), joining 25 other life sciences and biomedical research funders.
The announcement is in preparation for the launch of the WHO open access policy on July 1, 2014.
Europe PMC provides free access to nearly 3 million full-text biomedical research articles, over 23m abstracts from PubMed and 4m biological and patent records. This content is discoverable via an integrated full-text and abstract search, and includes citation information and links to research databases.
Europe PMC is managed and developed by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) on behalf of Europe PMC’s funders. Since 2006, Europe PMC has grown from being a simple mirror of the US National Center for Biotechnology Information’s PubMed Central database to being a standalone site, providing critical infrastructure for European funders who require open access for their research outputs.
Direct to Europe PMC and Europe PMC Labs
See Also: WHO’s vision for information sharing (January 2014)
Learn More: Europe PMC 2013 Annual Report
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