Thursday, June 20, 2013

U.S. Takes Huge Step Forward in Opening Access to Publicly Funded Research

The world has watched as two major developments were launched from the U.S. federal government that will open access to articles produced as a result of grant funding from key U.S. agencies. On Feb. 14, 2013, exactly 11 years after the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) was first signed, representatives from Congress introduced the “Fair Access to Science and Technology Research” (FASTR) Act, proposed legislation which, if passed, would require public access to publicly funded research from major funding agencies including: Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation.
by Abby Clobridge

 http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/US-Takes-Huge-Step-Forward-in-Opening-Access-to-Publicly-Funded-Research-87936.asp

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