A global event, now in its 7th year, promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.

OA Week Events

* Planning an OAW event? Post your event details to the OA Week section of the Open Access Directory.

* Looking for OAW events to attend? Browse the same section of the OAD, which is organized by region.
* Want to see what people did last year for ideas for this year? Check out last year's archive.

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How to go Open Access at Online

October 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
A webinar for the scientific staff of ETH Zurich:Open-access publishing: how, when, where?Publishing contract and author's rightsFunding opportunitiesOpen access guidelines of the research funders (and how you cope with them)See More
Open Access FAMSA is now friends with Shimelis Abegaz and Mirabel Akure
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Open Access Week 2014 Kick Off Event at the World Bank: Generation Open at Washington, DC

October 20, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
On Monday, October 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm EDT, SPARC and the World Bank will co-host the official kickoff event for International Open Access Week 2014 with a reception to follow.  The event will be held at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC with a live webcast for online participation around the world.The program will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” Speakers will discuss the importance of students and early career researchers in the transition to Open…See More
Najma Javed joined Nick Shockey's group

Student OA Week Organizers

Group for students and those working with students to discuss their plans for Open Access Week 2011 and see what's happening on other campuses.
Profile IconMuhammad Ismail, Mirabel Akure, uzair zahid and 9 more joined Open Access Week
Hira Munir shared Andrea Higginbotham's event on Facebook
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Dorcas Naa Dedei Aryeety and Open Access FAMSA are now friends
Juliya Ziskina and Tade Adesoji are now friends
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"As i am studnt of law. I have an idea to make a new law in pakistan for the divorced women of pakistan becoz they suffr many prblms after their divorc.. which i wil told to all on OA week.."
Profile IconTade Adesoji, Richard B. Lamptey and Dorcas Naa Dedei Aryeety joined Nick Shockey's group

Student OA Week Organizers

Group for students and those working with students to discuss their plans for Open Access Week 2011 and see what's happening on other campuses.



Blog Posts

Less than a week to apply for a GOGrant!

Seven years ago, students partnered with SPARC to organize a day of coordinated on-campus action in support of Open Access that quickly grew into International Open Access Week. Students have continued their leadership on Open Access and this month the Right to Research…


Posted by Joseph McArthur on August 12, 2014 at 12:32am

Workshop WP5: Policy guidelines for open access and data preservation and dissemination workshop — 25 September 2014, Meervart Conference Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The RECODE project invites you to participate in its final, policy recommendations workshop in Amsterdam on the 25 September 2014. RECODE has provided a forum for European stakeholders in the open access ecosystem to work together on common solutions. The project will culminate in a series of over-arching recommendations for a policy framework to support open access to European research data.

This final workshop is addressed to policy-makers and decision-makers within the following…


Posted by Vasso Kalaitzi on July 10, 2014 at 4:44am

SPARC and the World Bank to co-host kickoff event for 2014 International Open Access Week

Mark your calendars! The SPARC/World Bank kickoff is a great way to start your Open Access Week planning. Watch livestreamed or showcase the recording at your events!

Also make sure you add your livestream events here so others can utilize them in their event planning.

More information soon.



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Welcome to Open Access Nepal

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