Top international researchers will champion the importance of Open
Access for advancing research at an online event to launch this year’s
Open Access Week (October 18 – 24, 2010).
scientist and Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute Dr. Harold
Varmus will offer welcoming remarks. Varmus, a long-time champion, has
been an unparalleled leader in promoting Open Access in a succession of
key roles – from introducing the topic of wider access and launching
PubMed Central to increase public access to the literature as the
Director of the National Institutes of Health, to helping to found the
Public Library of Science, one of the world’s leading open-access
Varmus will be joined by Dr. Cameron Neylon, a Senior
Scientist at the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council,
biochemist, and author of the widely read “Science in the Open” blog.
Neylon will highlight the kinds of scientific advances Open Access can
facilitate, and discuss current examples along with future
opportunities. A host of leading researchers from around the globe will
also add their voices to the event.The event will be recorded and delivered online via MOV format. To receive a copy in advance of the Week, register TODAY at http://sparc.arl.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=34.
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