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[BOAI] Joseph McArthur, OA Button Co-Founder, Joins R2RC

From: Nick Shockey <nick AT>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:17:23 -0400

The Right to Research Coalition (R2RC) is pleased to announce the appointment 
of Joseph McArthur as the coalition’s first Assistant Director. Joe joins the 
R2RC as an accomplished Open Access advocate, having co-founded and co-led the 
Open Access Button. The Open Access Button aims to illustrate the impact of 
paywalls around scholarly research articles, and the project has gained 
significant attention both within and beyond the Open Access community, 
including from the Guardian, Scientific Americanand EU science ministers. Joe 
also has a strong background in working with student organizations, including 
many years as a leader within Medsin-UK, the UK’s largest student run global 
health network. 

As the Assistant Director of the Right to Research Coalition, Joe’s primary 
responsibility will be in further strengthening the coalition’s engagement with 
its membership of more than 75 student organizations, which collectively 
represent nearly 7 million students in over 100 countries around the world. 
While based in London, Joe will play a large role in organizing and amplifying 
the student voice to advocate for policies promoting Open Access to scholarly 
outputs across the EU and beyond. Joe will also support preparations for 
OpenCon 2014, the student and early career researcher conference on Open 
Access, Open Education and Open Data, as well as for International Open Access 
Week. Finally, Joe will continue to play a major role in leading the Open 
Access Button toward continued success as the project enters its next stage of 
development and nears a major release.

You can get in touch with Joe by email and twitter.

This announcement is available online at

Nick Shockey
Director of Programs and Engagement, SPARC
Director, Right to Research Coalition
nick AT |  AT r2rc
+1 202 296 2296
Skype: nick.shockey

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