NEW! Create Change Bookmarks
The first Create Change bookmarks, launched in June 2008, highlight comments from four researchers. Comments are drawn from full-length interviews published on the Create Change Web site...
Free Online College Courses Are Proliferating
Mar. 28, 2008 (Wall Street Journal) – In the past few years, educational material, from handwritten lecture notes to whole courses, has been made available online, free for anyone who wants it.
Mar. 7, 2008 (Wall Street Journal) – If your child has a life-threatening disease and you're desperate to read the latest research, you'll be dismayed to learn that you can't – at least not without hugely expensive subscriptions to a bevy of specialized journals or access to a major research library...
Harvard Liberal Arts Faculty Votes to Distribute Research Free
Feb. 13, 2008 (Bloomberg)—Harvard University professors may publish more research online, free to readers, after the school's arts and sciences faculty adopted a new policy that may be a blow to scholarly journal publishers.
Cancer Data? Sorry, Can’t Have It
Jan. 22, 2008 (New York Times) – Not long ago, I asked a respected cancer researcher if he could send me raw data from a trial he had recently published. He refused. Sharing data would make the study team members “uncomfortable,” he said, as I might use this to “cast doubt” on their results.
Measure Would Require Free Access To Results of NIH-Funded Research
Dec. 21, 2007 (Washington Post) – It is barely a drop of ink in the gargantuan omnibus spending bill that Congress just passed. But a provision that would give the public free access to the results of federally funded biomedical research represents a sweet victory for a coalition of researchers and activists...