Daily Archives: September 5, 2008

Stumble on path to open access?

http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080904/full/news.2008.1083.html
This article, spotted by CAS-IP manager Victoria Henson-Apollonio, outlines new restrictions on access to raw data from human genome-studies.  Victoria wrote:

“What does this have to do with agriculture and access to data?  Possibly nothing at all, –or, because of the power of the human genomics research community on other biologically-based scientific disciplines, it could mean that this decision will affect the availability of data more widely.  We need to keep a watch on this latest struggle.  The Wellcome Trust has been THE leader is opening up access to research results and scientific reports/articles on research funded by Wellcome.”