The Coalition for Responsible Sharing is a group of publishers banding together to address information sharing practices in ResearchGate, an online network platform for scientists and researchers to share, discover, and discuss research.

The coalition released an open letter to the Trump administration actively discouraging the consideration of putting a zero embargo which would allow for the open publication of federally funded research immediately upon completion.


For this activity, review the Coalition for Responsible Sharing and the open letter (PDF).

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In the comments below, write a reflection of the documents. Consider:

  • What impacts does this kind of lobbying have on the intellectual property of content creators?
  • What impacts does this kind of lobbying have on the advancement of research and knowledge?
  • What interests are being served with this type of lobbying and how is it similar or different to your own interests?
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