[Irtalk] Open access is not enough on its own – data must be free too | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 16:37:27 SAST 2014

If your research has been funded by the taxpayer, there's a good chance
you'll be encouraged to publish your results on an open access basis – free
at point of publication and with reuse and redistribution rights.

This final article makes publicly available the hypotheses, interpretations
and conclusions of your research. But what about the data that led you to
those results and conclusions?
*Isn't the underlying data just as important to support the quality of the

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