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Oppose bill language that would hamper public access!

Today there is bill language making the rounds in Congress that would delay public access to federally-funded research. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology Act of 2013 (FIRST) would restrict public access to articles reporting on federally-funded research for

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We asked and the White House responded!

On Friday afternoon, John Holdren, director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, released a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. The memo, Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research (pdf),

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FASTR is the new FRPAA

On February 14, 2013 the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both the House and Senate – Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and cosponsor Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Senate bill, S. 350  and

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