Open Access Award Recipients Announced

Staff Writer | Wellcome Trust | October 22, 2013

To mark the beginning of Open Access Week, the Accelerating Science Award Programme announced the three recipients of its inaugural award yesterday in Washington, DC.

The Award, supported by the Wellcome Trust, PLOS and Google, is to acknowledge and honour individuals and teams who have reused previously published Open Access research to address a real-world challenge and make a difference to society.

Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services at the Wellcome Trust said: “As keen advocates for Open Access, we are delighted to be supporting ASAP. All three winners provide compelling examples of the ways in which having content that is freely accessible and usable benefits both science and society. By demonstrating how Open Access has led to the development of new knowledge and treatments, the Award is a fantastic way of championing the real-world benefits of Open Access.”