New OA Policy for Federally Funded Research

In the news…

It began with a petition to the Obama administration to “require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research” which had accumulated over 65,700 signatures since May 2012. On Friday, the White House released a policy memorandum requiring…

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 (read the announcement here).

Also read the news article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, which explores some issues around this. Peter Suber also has a long response to this and makes a comparison with FASTR.

What this means…

Look out for the next 6 months! If you’re getting federal funds, be sure to keep an eye on that agency! In the latest news, the NSF may be following the NIH’s footsteps (another Chronicle article)!

Learn more…

Questions? Concerns?

Talk to your librarian or contact Barbara DeFelice!

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