February 23, 2013

White House Backs Open Access for Research

John Timmer, Ars Technica

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Today, John Holdren, the head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, announced that the administration is adopting a policy that would see nearly all of the science papers produced through federal funding made accessible to the public within a year of their publication. The new rules would apply to any agency that has a research budget of over $100 million, and it would include measures for preserving any digital data that was associated with the research.

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TAGGED: White House, Barack Obama, Federal Government, Open Access


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