6 months delayed… but – open access proposed for all US Government funded research

From the GenomeWeb Newsite: – Members of both houses of Congress this week introduced identical bills that would expand public access policies for research funded by taxpayers, such as the one in place at the National Institutes of Health, to include all the major science-funding agencies.

The Federal Research Public Access Act, which has bipartisan sponsors in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, would require that research funded by federal departments and agencies with annual extramural budgets of $100 million or more be submitted after publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The bills require that manuscripts be submitted within six months of publication for storage in an accessible repository that would be publicly available online. The poicy will cover  the National Science Foundation, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and others.


About winhide

I develop and use computational biology approaches to impact global public health in research such as understanding of stem cell biology, systematics of cellular profiling and complex diseases.
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