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Open Access: Making research and data free to access and free to use


Many researchers around the world are now expected to comply with major funders’ open access/open data policies. Funding organizations such as the European Commission, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DFID, the Wellcome Trust, and USAID all have their own variations of an open access and/or open data policy. Through these policies, researchers are expected to make their research outputs publicly accessible and re-usable with minimal restrictions within a set timeline.

Research institutes, colleges and universities, and private sector companies involved in research are all impacted by open access/open data policies.

At FireOak Strategies, we can help organizations develop and implement their own open access/open data strategies. That includes helping organizations write and adopt organization-specific policies, navigate tricky compliance issues, support change management initiatives, and develop or refine internal open access/open data operations. We work with organizations to understand your needs and deliver practical real-world solutions.

Our solutions include:

  • Current State Discovery & Assessments
  • Strategic Planning
  • Information/Data Governance
  • Change Management
  • Implementation & Operations
  • Open Access/Open Data Repository Implementations
  • Metadata Support
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FireOak Insights & Articles about Open Access/Open Data

The Dark Side of Open Data

The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all.
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World Cancer Day – Open Access Research

February 4 is World Cancer Day each year. Join us to thank researchers and publishers for sharing their open access research and open data related to cancer research, technologies, treatments, and pre...
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