From the Wellcome Library Blog:
This is the second in a series of three blog posts which set out the perspectives of researchers, funders and universities on support for open resources. The first was Open Resources, who should pay? In this post, David Carr from the Open Research team at the Wellcome Trust provides the view of a research funder on the challenges of developing and sustaining the key infrastructures needed to enable open research.
David Carr writes:
I am part of a new team at Wellcome which is seeking to build upon the leadership role we have taken in enabling access to research outputs. Our key priorities include:
- developing novel platforms and tools to support researchers in sharing their research – such as the Wellcome Open Research publishing platform which we launched last year;
- supporting pioneering projects, tools and experiments in open research, building on the Open Science Prize which with the NIH and Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
- developing our policies and practices as a funder to support and incentivise open research.
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