Kristin: While my last post prompted comments on price and access, Steven Collins (@trib) has posted a blog on the article in the Australian, which says that ‘Minister Kim Carr today will flag the possibility that researchers who win grants from public funding agencies will have to make their results freely available over the internet’. Carr is quoted as saying ‘If we are serious about boosting innovation, we have to get knowledge and information flowing freely’. It’s interesting to reflect that on a recent scenarios project we did (this year), one of the groups identified ‘dismantling of the IP system’ as key to ensuring their region was adaptable and innovative enough to cope with the coming threats of climate change, food security and polluting energy / transport systems. At the time, they were mocked criticized considered as being unrealistic, but this philosophical shift towards open access reflects their desires. Open access has been a recurring theme in the conversations I’ve had about this review. Is it one of the fundamentals we need to get right?