[Duraspace] Expanding Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research | The White House

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 21:15:24 SAST 2013

The Obama Administration is committed to the proposition that citizens
deserve easy access to the results of scientific research their tax dollars
have paid for. That’s why, in a policy memorandum released today, OSTP
Director John Holdren has directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in
R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published results of
federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of
publication and requiring researchers to better account for and manage the
digital data resulting from federally funded scientific research. OSTP has
been looking into this issue for some time, soliciting broad public input
on multiple occasions and convening an interagency working group to develop
a policy. The final policy reflects substantial inputs from scientists and
scientific organizations, publishers, members of Congress, and other
members of the public—over 65 thousand of whom recently signed a We the
People petition asking for expanded public access to the results of
taxpayer-funded research.
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