In our institutions of higher education and our research labs, scholars first produce, then buy back, their own content. With the costs rising and access restricted, something's got to give.
A critical part of attaining universal health coverage is access to published research.
South Africa has become the first country on the continent to purchase a national licence to the Cochrane library -- giving everyone access to evidence-based information about health care.
The public pays for academic research and then again to read the published results of that research. A new initiative proposes a radical Open Access model. Can it work?