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Increasing Access to Federally Funded Scientific Research: Initiatives from the White House and the Congress
February 25, 2013

A new bill mandating Open Access to federally-funded research was just introduced into both houses of Congress.  Entitled the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research ACT (FASTR), it was i…

NACUBO Overview of Sequestration Implications
September 26, 2012

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has provided a concise overview of the implications for federal student aid and research programs if the pending …

White House Initiative Highlights "Big Data"
March 30, 2012

On March 29, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) held an event to announce the launch of a "Big Data Research and Development Initiative." Largely buildi…

NSF, NIH, DOD, Other Fed. Agencies Launch "Big Data" Initiative
March 29, 2012

The New York Times reports that several major federal agencies--including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the Defense Ad…

Federal Research Public Access Act: An Update
March 6, 2012

On March 5, 2012, a group of 81 scholarly journal publishers sent a letter in strong opposition to the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) ( S. 2096 and H.R. 4004 ) to Sen. Jose…

Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 and What It Means for Access to Research Findings
February 9, 2012

Today, Rep. Michael Doyle (D-PA) introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA) (H.R. 4004), which is bipartisan legislation that directs federal agencies to encourage ope…

The Research Works Act and What It Really Means
January 27, 2012

Recently, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced the Research Works Act (RWA) ( H.R. 3699 ) to "ensure the continued publication and integrity of peer-reviewe…