September 13, 2014

Federal Spending Bill Expands Research Funding With Open Access Mandate, Restores IMLS Funding

The omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Obama on January 17 has plenty of wrinkles and details, but one of them is a change that expands the number of federal agencies operating under a mandate to make research they fund available to the public after one year.

Open Access Petition Passes 25,000 Threshold

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A petition calling for public access to all federally funded research posted last month on the White House’s “We the People” website has garnered the 25,000 signatures necessary to be considered for action by the Obama Administration.