Open Access Explained! - a part of the Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies course.

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

Provides a brief introduction to the main concepts of Open Science, discusses the rationale for Open Science and highlights the implications for the research lifecycle.

This video module is part of the Introduction to Designing Successful Open Access and Open Data Policies Course for policymakers and funders. It puts Open Access in the historical context of scientific publishing and explains the benefits and rationale.

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Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Nick Shockey
Jonathan Eisen
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Piled Higher and Deeper Publishing, LLC
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic - CC BY 2.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Data access
Data reuse - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data sharing
Open data
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Piled Higher and Deeper Publishing, LLC
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Animation - a method of making a series of drawings, computer graphics or photographs appear to move.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Unit - long-range plan of instruction on a particular concept containing multiple, related lessons.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Funding organization
Graduate student
Early-career research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Research scientist
Undergraduate student
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide