We work on agreements between funders and grant recipients, between universities and researchers and between funders and universities — all in the service of opening up scientific knowledge, tools and data for reuse. We also promote the use of CC licensing in scientific publishing, on the belief that scientific papers need to be available to everyone in the world, not simply available to those with enough resources to afford subscription fees (source).
For further information about the individual projects being worked on see:
- Scholar's Copyright Project - Opening and marking research and data for legal reuse;
- Biological Materials Transfer Project - Facilitating the transfer of physical materials for verifying and extending research;
- Neuro Commons and Health Commons - Integrating/connecting research, data, materials and services from disparate sources, for permission-free access.
One final point: Articles are not published on the Science Commons pages so don't expect to find literature there. Instead see The Directory of Open Access Journals as journals with the SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) seal of approval adopt the Creative Commons licensing method.