Berlin 6 Open Access Conference: Susan Murray (for Eve Gray Murray)
Lessons from the South Research and access to knowledge in a middle economy country Eve Gray
Common to all these themes are discovery, development and translation. We do cutting edge basic science including cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and molecular science. This enables us to discover the origin and development of disease. Understanding the nature of human disease allows us to develop new drugs , accurate diagnostic tools, effective vaccines and other interventions which can be life saving. This in turn means that we can to take our discoveries into clinical research, and translate what we do from the laboratory to the bedside with the intention of improving people's lives.
...open access beyond the 'green' and the 'gold' ...
.. the value of open and collaborative research in the knowledge society...
...effective open access publishing and marketing of a wide range of outputs, beyond journal articles...
...local and regional citations for the measurement of development impact ...
... recognition and reward for scholars conducting collaborative, development-focused research...
...'internationalisation' of research from the South
Eve Gray Centre for Educational Technology University of Cape Town http://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/gray-area http://blogs.uct.ac.za/blog/openingscholarship This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/za/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.