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Open Access To Research - My Statement

My statement on Open Access to research:
Everyone needs paying for services rendered and that payment should always be at a level that recognises the true value of the output. This is why I am happy (nay insistent) that some of my tax dollars be spent on many types of research as we look to sustainable methods of ensuring value flows into New Zealand. 
Having paid gaining that value is to ensure all of New Zealand builds upon it and, seeing as my taxes have already covered the costs, there should be call to "profit from the research" by charging for access as profit comes for what is build upon it. 
I therefore wholeheartedly support the call that all NZ publicly funded research institutions and research funders that they adopt Open Access policies.
Why pop this up now -  International Open Access Week starts on 20 October 2014

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