Democratizing Health Research

Is it fair that researchers and policymakers in low-income countries have to pay to read new research on diseases they treat?

In this episode, our guest is Robert Terry from the World Health Organization’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), where he works as a manager of research policy.

His background is from both the Royal Society and the Wellcome Trust.

Addressing barriers

For Terry achieving open access requires addressing barriers across political, technical and cultural barriers, with the culture of research assessment and reward needing the biggest change to democratizing science.

Recently he gave his keynote speech at the Munin Conference. You can watch his talk “Research is born free and everywhere is in chains” here.

Terry also talks about Plan S, why the World Health Organization and TDR joined cOAlition S to support free and immediate access to health research.


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