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Thursday, November 15, 2007

OARE enters Phase 2

The Online Access to Research in the Environment (OARE) entered Phase 2 on November 6.  Details from SciDev.Net:

OARE's goal is to reduce disparities in access to scientific research between developed and developing nations.

Five hundred institutions from 72 countries subscribed a year ago under the first phase of the project.

With this second phase, interested institutions from another 36 developing countries will have access to an environmental and related sciences research database.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Yale University sponsor the public-private consortium initiative. Around 350 publishing and society partners also support it....

OARE's members come under two categories. The first includes institutions in 72 countries with a gross national income (GNI) per capita under US$1250, which have free access.

The second group includes institutions in 36 countries with a GNI per capita US$1250–3500. For them, the first three months are free of charge, after which they are asked to pay an annual enrolment fee of US$1000....

PS:  OARE is not OA, but offers free and discounted access to developing countries.