Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Canada Revenue Agency, open access and charitable status for research

The Canada Revenue Agency has issued a
Consultation on proposed Guidelines for Research as a Charitable Activity

Open access advocates, take note, from the Summary:

research will only be considered charitable if:

4) the results are disseminated and made freely available to others who might want access to them.

Please write your support for this aspect of the policy, before the February 29 deadline for comments!

This is a likely item for a future issue of Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement.

Thanks to David Bearman via Peter Suber on Open Access News.