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Open Access: CSHL OA Initiatives

An Overview of Our Changing System of Scholarly Communication

CSHL Institutional Repository

The CSHL Institutional Repository (IR) was created to collect, manage, and preserve the intellectual output produced by CSHL. The IR provides annotation, metadata, topics, and subjects for these materials. The goal is to collect all the works produced by a CSHL scientist throughout his/her career. We collect raw data, code, scripts, software, manuscripts, theses, presentations, posters, video, and audio files; as well as bibliographic information on all CSHL faculty, researchers and graduate students.


In addition to holding a meeting on open access in 2008, CSHL has supported the open access movement in several ways:

Further activities in support of open access are planned.

Public Databases and Open Source Tools @ CSHL

CSHL scientists have created or contributed to many open access databases and resources. Examples include the brain architecture project (Mitra Lab) bioinformatics databases and other resources from Stein Lab; and the computational biology and bioinformatics databases and software tools from Zhang Lab:

Brain Architecture Project

Gingeras Group (ENCODE and modENCODE)

Zhang Lab

CSHL Meetings & Courses

Several lectures, interviews, and other items within CSHL Meetings & Courses Leading Strand are open access. Click here to view these items.

Nobel Laureates Support OA

CSHL Chancellor Emeritus James D. Watson, along with many of his fellow Nobel laureates, endorsed four open letters to the U.S. Congress expressing their strong support for the NIH Public Access Policy (2004, 2007, 2008)  and the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) (2009).