International Open Access Week 2017 -23-29 October

Open Access (OA) aims to provide the world with free, unrestricted access to research materials. By making research freely available, the movement gives everyone equal access to current, high-quality knowledge and provides researchers with the opportunity to increase the visibility and impact of their work.

Open Access Week is a global event to raise awareness and make OA the new norm in scholarship and research. This year's theme is 'Open in order to...', which asks us to imagine what achievements can be reached by making research openly available.

Open in order to find new collaborators. Open in order to raise the visibility of my research. Open in order to enable global participation in research. Open in order to improve public health.

Send us your views on what open access means for health services research, using the comment section at the end of this blog.


Universities around Australian and New Zealand are hosting events all week and you can find a comprehensive list of events at