Making your research accessible

Open Access – What can DFID do?

By 16 November 2009

  • Andrew

    The open access debate seems to go on and on. This DFID funded study seems to highlight again the need for better access to journal articles. From the perspective of using R4D, it can be very frustrating when research is linked back to a journal that you cannot get access to without going through the process of setting up an account with the journal and making a payment.

    Open access must be the way forward with people increasingly demanding knowledge and information that is highly accessible and diverse. We need to get research into use and create a dialogue around it. For all those cynics out there check out the following site as a potential source of inspiration: http://www.opendoar.org/index.html