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Global open-access group backs use of non-profit infrastructure


Researchers urged to prevent commercial control of their results as movement marks 20th anniversary

Academia should be using and developing community-led, open-source infrastructure to host papers, data and other research outputs, to help prevent companies seizing control over them, a leading group of open-access advocates has urged.

To make access to research findings and data globally equitable, existing inequities in scholarly publishing must be “dismantled” in favour of new structures that are out of the control of commercial organisations, the Budapest Open Access Initiative Steering Committee said in a statement marking the 20th anniversary of the initiative.

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