Sign the White House Petition on Open Access to Research Today!May 21, 2012
We now have a brief, critical window of opportunity to demonstrate that we as a community firmly believe should be a high priority for the Administration to act on right now. To help accomplish this, today, May 21st, a petition
calling for Public Access to all Federally Funded Research has been posted to the White House's "We the People" Website. If the petition garners 25,000 signatures within 30 days, it will be reviewed by White House staff, and considered for action.
Call to action: Tell Congress you support the Bipartisan Federal Research Public Access Act (H.R. 4004 and S. 2096)Feb 9, 2012
Today a suite of bi-partisan co-sponsors in both the House and the Senate introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA), a bill that would extend the highly successful NIH Public Access Policy to all other federal science agencies. Take action now to support this bill!
Call to action: Oppose H.R. 3699, a bill to block public access to publicly funded researchJan 6, 2012
A new bill, The Research Works Act (H.R.3699), designed to roll back the NIH Public Access Policy and block the development of similar policies at other federal agencies, has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Supporters of public access need to speak out against this proposed legislation. We strongly urge you to contact these offices to express your opposition TODAY, or as soon as possible.
Act by April 14 to expand the NIH policyMar 24, 2011
Incredibly, April 7, 2011 marks the third anniversary of the first U.S. policy to ensure public access to the published results of publicly funded research: that of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This milestone is a critical opportunity for public access supporters to press for the expansion of the successful NIH policy to other federal agencies. Please join us in calling on key policy makers to take advantage of this occasion and share letters no later than April 14, 2011.
3rd Anniversary of the NIH Public Access Policy: Call for StoriesMar 10, 2011
It's hard to believe, but April 7, 2011 will mark the 3rd Anniversary of the implementation of the policy opening up access to articles reporting on the results of NIH-funded research. The policy has shown tremendous signs of success. PubMed Central now contains more than 2 million full text articles reporting on the latest NIH-funded research, and nearly a *half a million* individuals access these articles each day. With this new wealth of information now available, we'd like to know what *your* experience has been with it.
The conclusion of Open Access Week 2010Oct 26, 2010
An Open Access Week letter from SPARC
Momentum continues: Open Access Week 2010 beginsOct 21, 2010
Leading researchers present the individual and collective benefits of free online access to research
ACT BY OCTOBER 1 to let Congress know you support the Federal Research Public Access ActSep 15, 2010
All supporters of public access – universities and colleges, researchers, libraries, campus administrators, patient advocates, publishers, small businesses, consumers, individuals, and others – are asked to call on your representatives to co-sponsor H.R.5037 or S.1373 BEFORE OCTOBER 1. Talking points are included below.
The Open Access Week ChallengeSep 14, 2010
We have an important opportunity with this year's OA Week to surface evidence of how Open Access to research is transforming the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. Answer the challenge.
Call to action – Thank Chairman Clay for hosting the hearing on public accessSep 2, 2010
All supporters of public access to publicly funded research are urged to please write to Chairman Clay to express thanks for taking this important step in Congress. Talking points and contact information are included for your use below. Your action is requested NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 17th
ACTION needed to support FRPAA – Request an open hearing on the billJul 1, 2010
The Federal Research Public Access Act (H.R. 5037) has been referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in the House of Representatives, where the Chairman is actively considering holding an open hearing on the bill. YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED.
Call to action: Tell Congress you support the Federal Research Public Access ActApr 16, 2010
Yesterday (April 15), Representatives Doyle (D-PA), Waxman (D-CA), Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), Harper (R-MS), Boucher (D-VA) and Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced the Federal Research Public Access Act (HR 5037), a bill that would ensure free, timely, online access to the published results of research funded by eleven U.S. federal agencies.All supporters of public access – universities and colleges, researchers, libraries, campus administrators, patient advocates, publishers, consumers, individuals, and others – are asked to ACT NOW to support this bill.
VOTE FOR PUBLIC ACCESS as a priority for individual agencies -- by MARCH 19Mar 12, 2010
LET THE AGENCIES KNOW PUBLIC ACCESS IS YOUR PRIORITY. Give strong comments a 5-star rating or submit your thoughts to any agency.
(Passed) DEADLINE THURSDAY - Let the White House know you support public access to publicly funded researchJan 19, 2010
January 21 is the *final* deadline to submit comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information (RFI) on public access to publicly funded research. Your input will be *critical* in helping the administration to form a deep and balanced view of stakeholders’ interest in ensuring public access.
Share your views on public access: New phase of discussion with the White House underway nowJan 3, 2010
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) now invites your input on the *management* of policies to deliver public access to the published results of taxpayer-funded research, to be submitted to the online discussion no later than TOMORROW, January 7, 2010.
CALL TO ACTION: Let the White House know you support public access to public funded researchDec 15, 2009
All are urged to respond to this pivotal opportunity, as individuals and on behalf of institutions and organizations, NO LATER than January 21, 2010. Your input will be critical in helping the administration to form a deep and balanced view of stakeholders’ interest in ensuring public access to publicly funded research.