OATP uses social tagging to capture new developments on open access to research. The OATP mission is (1) to provide a real-time alert service for OA-related news and comment, and (2) to organize knowledge of the field by tag or subtopic. The project publishes a comprehensive primary feed of new OA developments, and hundreds of smaller secondary feeds on OA subtopics, one for each project tag.
The Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) is a project of the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP) at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, operating under the supervision of Peter Suber.
UAEM's university report card evaluates institutions across given countries in their commitment to access to medicines developed by their academic community and beyond it, innovation in neglected areas of global health, open data and open access, and empowerment of students to address issues of access, innovation and transparency in global health. Grades are given based on data collected directly from universities and compiled through standardized online queries. Availability of and sharing of information pertaining to all metrics is also assessed as an indicator of open education.
I'm involved with a scoping group tasked by the Higher Education Authority through the Department for Education and Skills here in Ireland to create a 9 month project on the topic of ‘Enhancing Research-Led Teaching and Learning in an Open Access Environment’.
The aspect of the project which relates to Open Access was included to allow the project to take account of recent changes in Open Access to research and how that might impact teaching and learning. I'm hoping to get the group to focus on assessing the readiness of academics here in Ireland, and how to improve literacy among students and more academics widely.
It's quite a big step in pushing the Open agenda here so I want to get it right so any help whatsoever is good for me!