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Monday, October 13, 2008

Australia's NAF endorses OA

Summary of a workshop in response to the Cutler Review of Australia's National Innovation system, a communiqué from Australia's National Academies Forum.  (Thanks to Colin Steele.)  Excerpt:

...Cultural change is necessary to promote engagement between industry and research institutions. The National Academies Forum welcomes the emphasis on promoting broad academic collaboration with industry, going well beyond the limited relationship of 'commercialisation of research' to one where industry and the research community participates actively in the full research and innovation cycle.

We endorse open access to research outputs to facilitate academic, industry and community-wide collaboration. The National Academies Forum will continue to act strongly as a vector to promote this access....

PS:  Also see our past posts on the Cutler report.