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

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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

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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

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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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