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Message from cable.green@gmail.com

Dear Friends and Family,

 

Please sign this "open access" petition to the White House, and ask your friends and others who would support this cause to do the same.

 

Petition:  http://wh.gov/6TH


Sample Tweet:   Believe in ? & sign now. You do not need to be in the US. Anyone can sign it!

 

Website: http://access2research.org

Facebook: http://facebook.com/access2research

Twitter: @access2research

 

Petition Text:

 

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: REQUIRE FREE ACCESS OVER THE INTERNET TO SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES ARISING FROM TAXPAYER-FUNDED RESEARCH

 

We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research. Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research.

 

The highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of Health proves that this can be done without disrupting the research process, and we urge President Obama to act now to implement open access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research.

 


My sincere thanks,


Cable Green

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