Making Research Accessible initiative

The Making Research Accessible Initiative seeks to improve access to academic research and community-generated materials with a focus on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The need to access high-quality research and information was brought to the attention of the UBC Learning Exchange by people living and working in the DTES. These groups voiced their concern with research projects that extracted information and findings that were locked behind publisher paywalls. Members of community organizations also identified the need to preserve community-generated materials.