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Friday, February 16, 2007

Worldwide petition on open access delivered to European Commission

A petition calling on the European Commission to adopt polices to guarantee free public access to research results was delivered today to Janez Potocnik, EU Commissioner for Science and Research. Nobel laureates Peter Agre, Martinus Veltman, and Harold Varmus, and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, are among the more than 20,000 concerned researchers, senior academics, lecturers, librarians, and citizens from across and around the world who have signed the petition

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