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A message to all members of Open Access Week

At this week's Webcast with SPARC director Heather Joseph, we talked about the important opportunity we have with this year's OA Week to surface evidence of how Open Access to research is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted.

Heather pointed to a few examples, including how a recent and rare move to share research data on
Alzheimer's disease led to important advances (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/health/research/13alzheimer.html?...).

We challenge you to surface more of these stories! They need to be shared!
Ask your research communities: How how Open Access helped them make a connection they couldn't before - with a colleague, in their research, or otherwise. And, share your own stories.

Together, let's create the narrative of how Open Access to research is advancing the pace of discovery worldwide.

Learn all about the 2010 Open Access Week challenge in this recording of the conversation:

And, don't hesitate to ask questions and discuss on the new thread at http://www.openaccessweek.org/forum/topics/the-open-access-week-cha....

With best wishes,


On behalf of Heather and myself, for Open Access Week 2010

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