[Irtalk] SPARC Innovator Award | SPARC

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 10:18:37 SAST 2014

Universities are beginning to embrace the idea that it is their
responsibility to share their research outputs globally, says Kuchma. *That
means not only changing policies, but also developing Open Access
publishing platforms.*

EIFL’s large network of countries with “mission-driven people” is making a
difference. Kuchma points to an example in Malawi where two hospitals, 100
miles apart, were unaware of the latest treatments for HIV-positive
patients happening in one facility. Once an open access repository was in
place, medical staff could exchange valuable information. “*You can say
Open Access saves lives. It helps provide better patient care*,” says

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