Taxpayer Access to Research

Issues - Public Access Announcement

Ensuring taxpayers have access to the results of research funded with tax dollars

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more you can do

1) Contact Congress now to express your support for public access to taxpayer-funded research and for this bill. Act now through the ATA Legislative Action Center.

2) Issue a public statement of support from your organization and share it widely with members, colleagues, and the media. Send a copy to sparc [at] arl [dot] org to be featured here.

3) Join the Alliance to support the continued advancement of public access to research in the U.S. Institutional membership is FREE.

4) Share news with friends and colleagues.
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5) Add this image to your Web site and show your support for taxpayer access to federally funded research:
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6) Explore our Issue pages for time-sensitive calls to contact Congress and express your support

7) Order and share "I support Taxpayer Access buttons and stickers"


Access to scholarly journals has lagged behind the wide reach of the Internet into U.S. homes and institutions. Subscription barriers limit U.S. taxpayer access to research that has been paid for with public funds.

Taxpayer access removes these barriers by making the peer-reviewed results of taxpayer-funded research available online, and for no extra charge to the American public.

Learn more about the Alliance's four principles for taxpayer access.

Current Issues

Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR)

Ongoing Issues

→ Taxpayer Access to Research

→ National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy

→ Advocacy Organization Mandates

→ Policies Outside the U.S.