I received a flyer today from UVic’s Technology Transfer Office giving me some information about a research database called “flintbox”. It appears to be designed as a central place for all Canadian universities to disseminate, download, and licence research. Individual researchers post descriptions of their research.
I could only find one project that interested me – an open journal system” project developed at UBC which gives open sources access to the public.
Technology transfer is not particularly new to academic institutions and research centres, and I’m sorry this is so university-centric, but it brought me back to an idea I have which I think may be a germ of a good idea and I’d appreciate some comments from SLAWers. Looking at research repositories like those at NELLCO or the Berkeley Electronic Press
there doesn’t seem to be any equivalent repository for Canadian legal research projects or papers-in-progress.
Maybe I’m missing some sites I don’t know about, but it would be helpful to hear what others have to say on this point.