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Scholarly Communication Developments

Interesting developments are occurring on the scholarly communications front...

Pilot Fund Available to Authors for Open Access Publishing

Recently, the Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research teamed up to establish a pilot fund to help UMN authors underwrite the costs of making their works openly accessible. We've now gotten budgets and eligibility requirements all lined up, and applications are now open!

To apply for funding, visit http://z.umn.edu/oafundapp! Works will be reviewed only for whether they meet the eligibility requirements, and funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.

NIH Compliance Policy Strengthened

Beginning in Spring 2013, NIH will begin backing up their policy regarding providing public access to NIH grant funded research by withholding grant money.

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