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Open Access

Learn more about open access, open data, and open educational resources.

Open Access and You

What is open access?

"Open access is a growing international movement that uses the internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the open access movement is gaining ever more momentum around the world as research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it." - Open Access Week

Open Access basics

Content by Jill Cirasella / graphic design by Les LaRue.

Access to Research is a Student Right

The Right to Research Coalition educates students about open access and provides resources to help them get better access to research. R2R advocates "for policies at the campus and national level that promote Open Access by requiring that research results be made freely available in a timely manner."

Throughout the years they have developed The Student Statement on The Right to Research.


Open Access and the Impact of Open on Research from The Right to Research Coalition on Vimeo.

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