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Open Access at UCAR

In support of its broad mission to foster science, support its community, and facilitate the transfer of knowledge, UCAR endorses a policy of providing open access to its scholarship. Open Access means that information is freely accessible online to extend the reach and use of UCAR authors’ scholarly works.

Open Access Now is a website of relevant, current, curated news and information about open access and scholarly publishing. Open Access Week is a global event dedicated to promoting the principles and continued success of the Open Access movement.

The NCAR Library's Open Access Day 2009 featured a discussion between John Wilbanks of the Science Commons and George Strawn, then Chief Information Officer of the National Science Foundation, visit our page about Open Access Day 2009.

By formalizing its own Open Access Policy and developing OpenSky, UCAR joins other world-class institutions and agencies that have voiced their support for free and open access to research. Among the many are Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California system, the European Commission, and the National Institutes of Health.

To learn more about Open Access, see our Frequently Asked Questions.