October 2006: OA Mandate Month

From: Stevan Harnad <harnad_at_ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 02:30:49 +0100

If (with Peter Suber, in today's Open Access News)
we count October's full mandates adopted (BBSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, PPARC),
expanded (Wellcome Trust), and proposed (Canada's CIHR, US's HHMI) --
plus Austria's FWF's and UK's CCLRC's "semi-mandates" -- that would make
ten in one month (even more than Peter's eight, which missed PPARC and
CCLRC!). (There might even be an 11th expanded October mandate from
Australia's University of Tasmania, just registered by Arthur Sale

The adoption of two big proposed mandates is still being breathlessly
awaited: FRPAA in the US and the European Commission's Recommendation
(A1), but there's no need for other institutions, funders or nations
to wait to adopt, register and announce their own!
Received on Fri Oct 27 2006 - 03:07:28 BST

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