This is already a strong article, so below I note some thoughts I had while reading it, using the line numbers for reference.
10- While the Open Definition can be applied to any research product, I wonder if your argument might be more effective in reaching university administrators if income-generating intellectual property was acknowledged here. Large research universities are quite focused on patents, spin-offs, research parks, entrepreneurship, etc., and proposing openness for everything will immediately put some people on guard. This is becoming an area of friction in universities, with several large university groups expressing caution regarding the U.S. Dept. of Education's proposal to openly license grant-funded projects. At line 16 you note that this is a continuum of practices, but perhaps it is worth allaying any fears about what you are proposing.
34- I wasn't aware of this WHO data, thanks.
52- This mention of the lack of controlled studies on openness stimulating innovation reminded me of the paper "Of Mice and Academics" (doi.org/10.3386/w14819) which might be useful, though the anecdotal examples that follow here are quite strong.
120- This section on challenges for open research is very good. I particularly appreciated the comments on the high barrier to entry for some open research tools, and your perspective on APCs is valuable.
165- In your box with recommendations for P&T evaluations, it might be worth mentioning the Leiden Manifesto (http://doi.org/10.1038/520429a or leidenmanifesto.org) in regard to the first three recommendations on metrics.
Thanks for posting this preprint- hope these comments are helpful.
What a paper, Erin!
If I may add a point, it's the licence one. In order to reuse it's important to know what you can/can't do with papers or data or code you find. Licences are crucial for sharing; on the reverse, copyright is a barrier aswell as paywalls are.
Thanks for sharing, I'll forward to my decision makers at the Uni, as it's so clear!
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