Increasing public access to federally funded research

65,000 people signed a petition to increase public access to the results of federally funded research, and the White House agreed with them.

A memorandum has been issued telling alL the major federal agencies to make plans for making publicly funded research freely available on the internet within 12 months of publication.

This seems like a big step in the right direction. It will be interesting to see what form the NSF’s plan takes, and how the big publishers respond.

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