A new research resource that was made available today by the Open Research Funders Group (ORFG).
The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG), a partnership of highly-visible organizations committed to the open sharing of research outputs, today released the HowOpenIsIt? Guide to Research Funder Policies to help funders develop their own open policies.
Built off the success of the highly visible HowOpenIsIt? Guide for Evaluating the Openness of Journals, this new resource frames the choices funding organizations should consider in developing an open policy and highlights the spectrum that exists between a fully open and a fully closed approach to funded research outputs.
The Open Research Funders Group (ORFG) includes the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Arcadia Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fund for Strategic Innovation, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the John Templeton Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Open Society Foundations, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The ORFG is assisted by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), which serves a coordinating role for the project. The group arose out of a forum of open access stakeholders convened by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and SPARC in late 2015.
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