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Friday, March 9, 2007

Health findings from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to be free online

Activists who believe that the results of federally funded research ought to be available free to the public won a victory this week with a deal that will ensure Web posting of studies financed by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Washington Post reports today.

The Chevy Chase-based institute, which pumps $600 million a year into biomedical research, cut the deal with Elsevier, a Dutch publisher of science journals. Elsevier will post on the Web the manuscripts of all research involving Howard Hughes investigators, six months after the information appears in its journals.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 07:02 AM
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