The Economist reported (link) that the biggest foundation in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have a new policy requiring that all research funded by them has to be made available to everybody for free. This is really interesting, since it will not allow researchers receiving funding from this foundation to publish their work in several high impact journals. It will be interesting how many other institutions will follow, especially since we also reported already, that the Wellcome Trust (2nd biggest foundation) supports researchers to publish their work in freely available data repositories.

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