Public Access to Funded Research

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a Request for Information (RFI), asking individuals and organizations to provide recommendations on approaches for broad public access and long-term stewardship to peer-reviewed scholarly publications that result from federally funded scientific research. Individual faculty can respond. You can contact Barbara DeFelice in the Dartmouth College Libraries if you are interested in a joint response.

The RFI poses eight multi-part questions. The full text of the RFI may be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-04/html/2011-28623.htm

Who should respond?
As many individuals and organizations as possible – at all levels. If you can’t answer all of the questions, you can just answer as many as possible.

For reference, the RFI specifically calls for comments from “non-Federal stakeholders, including the public, universities, nonprofit and for-profit publishers, libraries, federally funded and non-federally funded research scientists, and other organizations and institutions with a stake in long-term preservation and access to the results of federally funded research.” The response date has been extended from Jan 2 to Jan 12, 2012.

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