OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it.

The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies.

As such, it is a community-building as much as a resource-building exercise.

Users are encouraged to share and download the resources provided, and to modify and customize them for local use.

Open Access is evolving, and we invite the growing world-wide community to take part in this exciting global movement.

Read more about the site.__________________________________________________________________________ September 12, 2012 Scientists, Foundations, Libraries, Universities, and Advocates Unite and Issue New Recommendations to Make Research Freely Available to All Online WASHINGTON -- In response to the growing demand to make research free and available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection, a diverse coalition today issued new guidelines ( that could usher in huge advances in the sciences, medicine, and health.

The recommendations were developed by leaders of the Open Access movement ( which has worked for the past decade to provide the public with unrestricted, free access to scholarly research—much of which is publicly funded.