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Access to research funded by the public

The news, via backreaction, that the Swedish Research Council has decreed that research funded by them must be made publicly available within 6 months,  and a similar rule of the National Institutes of Health, made me wonder:

How many papers are written in a year using research grants from the CSIR, DST, DBT, DAE and UGC? To be more specific, say 2007-8 financial year? How many of these papers — more specifically, the text, figures and data published in these papers — are accessible to the public, or at least to educational institutions in the country without an expensive subscription?

Somewhat tangentially to the debates regarding open access, I think research funded by the Indian government should be made more accessible to researchers in India, and if anybody gets paid for access to such research, it should be the academies of India.

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