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- This is a section within the larger Timeline of the open access movement.
- January 10, 2008. The European Research Council released the text of its OA mandate, which it adopted December 17, 2007.
- January, 10, 2008. The Swiss Academy of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Schweizerische Akademie der Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften or SAGW) adopted an OA policy recommending (not requiring) that authors self-archive or submit their work to OA journals, and that journals and publishers use CC licenses or deposit their articles in an OA repository.
- January 16, 2008. New Zealand provided OA to the nation's statutes.
- January 18, 2008. Google announced that it will soon launch a research data repository to provide OA to multi-terabyte sized datasets, integrated with tools for visualization, annotation, and user comments.
- January 21, 2008. The pro-business Committee for Economic Development released another report supporting OA (its second since April 2006) for publicly-funded research.
- January 22, 2008. Italy's Instituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health, or ISS) adopted an OA mandate.
- January 22, 2008. The University of California - Berkeley launched a pilot program to pay publication fees at fee-based OA journals.
- February 4, 2008. The University of Michigan reached the milestone of posting 1 million books online for free online access.
- February 5, 2008. SPARC launched a new mailing list for discussing author rights. The list is moderated by Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer for Duke University Libraries.
- February 8, 2008. The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) endorsed OA models for exchanging software and knowledge.
- February 12, 2008. The Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously adopted an OA mandate for their research articles.
- February 14, 2008. The University of Oregon Faculty Senate adopted a resolution encouraging faculty to use an author addendum to retain the right to self-archive.
- February 15, 2008. Ireland's Health Research Board issued a Position Statement in Support of Open and Unrestricted Access to Published Research.
- February 21, 2008. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet) adopted an OA policy urging faculty to publish in OA journals or deposit their work in an OA repository.
- March 13, 2008. France launched Gallica 2, offering more than 60,000 free online books digitized from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and about 2,000 from about 50 private-sector publishers.
- March 19, 2008. The Open Data Commons project released version 1.0 of its Public Domain Dedication & Licence.
- March, 20, 2008. eIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) called for collaboration on OA projects from like-minded organizations in the 47 developing and transition countries in which it operates.
- March 25, 2008. Richard Crocker launched Planet eBook, a new portal of OA books in the public domain.
- April 7, 2008. The US National Institutes of Health Revised Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research (requirement policy) takes effect.
- April 15, 2008. Sweden's University College of Borås has adopted an OA policy encouraging faculty to deposit their journal articles in the institutional repository, Borås Academic Digital Archive (BADA)
- April 24, 2008. SPARC Europe and the Directory of Open Access Journals launched their Seal for Open Access journals program.
- April 31, 2008. Peter Suber and Robin Peek launched the Open Access Directory.
- May 1, 2008. The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) adopted an OA mandate
- May 7, 2008. Harvard Law School joined the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences in adopting an OA mandate.
- May 15, 2008. The University of Oregon Faculty Senate adopted a resolution encouraging faculty to use an author addendum.
- May 22, 2008. The Canadian Library Association approved a Position Statement on Open Access for Canadian Libraries.
- June 10, 2008. The Autonomous Community Government of Madrid adopted an OA mandate, requiring the results of the research it funds to be deposited in any of Spain's "e-ciencia" OA repositories
- June 13, 2008. The UK's Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) launched the Digital Repositories e-Science Network (DReSNet).
- June 27, 2008. The European Science Foundation (ESF) and EuroHORCs issued a joint statement recommending OA mandates to European funding agencies.
- June 29, 2008. The Stanford University School of Education (SUSE) adopted an OA mandate, by a unanimous faculty vote.
- July 25, 2008. The NIH has released the author addendum (or "cover sheet") it requires when NIH employees publish articles based on NIH-funded research
- July 29, 2008. The Agence Nationale de la recherche (ANR) - Humanities and Social Sciences adopted an OA mandate, requiring its grantees to deposit their peer-reviewed manuscripts in HAL-SHS, the humanities and social sciences section of HAL
- July 29, 2008. Boston University’s Superfund Basic Research Program began providing OA to its research results
- August 11, 2008. The European Commission funded more digitization for OA, calls on member states to do the same.
- August 24, 2008. The European Commission launched an experimental OA mandate for 20% of its 2007-2013 research budget.
- August 28, 2008. Macquarie University adopted an OA mandate. The vote in the University Council was unanimous.
- September 6, 2008. OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks), a project to publish OA monographs in the social sciences and humanities, officially launched.
- October 7, 2008. Springer bought BioMed Central and became the world's largest OA publisher. See the joint press release.
- October 8, 2008. The participants in the Open Access and Research Conference 2008 (Brisbane, September 24-25, 2008) issued the Brisbane Declaration.
- October 14, 2008. The First International Open Access Day was celebrated.
- October 14, 2008. The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) officially launched.
- October 24, 2008. Fonds de la recherché en santé Québec. Policy regarding open access to published research outputs takes effect.
- November 19, 2008. The European Digital Library Foundation launched Europeana, an OA Digital Library.
- November 19, 2008. ENCES (European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science), an organization dedicated to the adoption of OA-friendly copyright laws in Europe, officially launched.
- November 25, 2008. The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter for helsetjenesten, NoKC) adopted an Institutional Policy for Open Access to Scientific Publications.
- December 24, 2008. The MAPAI formed to launch first Open Access Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (OAJMAP).
- OA-related events held in 2008, including conferences and workshops
- P. Suber. Open access in 2008. SPARC Open Access Newsletter, January 2, 2009.