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Public Access to Federally-Supported Research, Data & Publications

Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

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Public Access to Federally-Supported Research and Development Data and Publications: Two Planning Meetings

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“… 14 February 2013, ‘a bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency’ (called the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research act, or FASTR)…

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…22 February 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies, directing them to ‘develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government’…

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…requested that the National Research Council (NRC) Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) organize two planning meetings.  The agendas of these two meetings (one focusing on scientific data, and the other on scholarly publications) will primarily comprise time for stakeholder input, with brief introductory addresses by a select few experts and summarizing commentary by equally few rapporteurs…”

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