2017: Gates Foundation's "Open Research" Launched

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May 30, 2018

Critical Commentary

Angela Okune: In November 2017, Gates Foundation launched itsĀ open research publishing platform. This email announcementĀ highlights how Gates Foundation seeks to "enable researchers to take control of the publishing process without barriers" by making work funded by the foundation freely accessible (as well as associated source data). The announcement highlights that such transparency "enables reanalysis, replication attempts and data reuse, and therefore increases research integrity and accountability." An important consideration is how this changes the dynamics of the scholarly knowledge that is available to the public. Whose research is highly (over?) represented and influential in the public sphere?