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From researchers whose work has made waves across the world, to repositories that have given a nation’s research a foothold in the international scientific community, all the stories on this site bear testament to the power of open access.

They range across Europe, across disciplines and across stakeholders but all share a common core value – that access to freely available research online can change lives and, perhaps, change the world.

Explore the stories using the menus above and to the sideĀ  – dip into any of the stories by clicking on ‘success stories’ at the top of the page or choose a category from the menu on the right to look at specific countries, types of story or benefits.

This site will be updated with new stories in 2012 so keep checking back. Got your own open access success story? Share it!


This work has been funded by Knowledge Exchange and the stories have been researched and written by Michelle Pauli.