CU Leaders Back Bill that Would Increase Access to Academic JournalsMay 7, 2012
Brittany Anas, Times Call, May 6, 2012
University of Colorado leaders are advocating for a legislative bill that, if passed by Congress, would make academic journals -- which have been soaring in cost -- more accessible.
Values and ScholarshipFeb 23, 2012Inside Higher Ed
article from 11 University Provosts supporting FRPAA and against Research Works Act.
AAU-APLU Support FRPAA: Letter to CornynFeb 21, 2012
The Association of American Universities and The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities write to Senator Cornyn to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA S. 2096 and to support the bill.
Ten Organizations Support FRPAA: Letter to Rep. DoyleFeb 15, 2012
Ten national and regional library, publishing, research and advocacy institutions write to Rep. Doyle to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA H.R. 4004.
Ten Organizations Support FRPAA: Letter to Sen. CornynFeb 14, 2012
Ten national and regional library, publishing, research and advocacy institutions write to Senator Cornyn to thank him for the introduction of FRPAA S. 2096.
FRPAA Introduced in House and Senate: Bipartisan measure supports public access to researchFeb 9, 2012
In a move that signals the growing momentum toward openness, transparency, and accessibility to publicly funded information, the Federal Research Public Access Act of 2012 (FRPAA) has been introduced today in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
MAJOR RESEARCH INSTITUTION LEADERS SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO ENSURE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED RESEARCHMay 3, 2010
The provosts and presidents of 27 major private and public research institutions have voiced their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act in an “Open Letter to the Higher Education Community,” released Friday by the Harvard University Provost. The Act, first introduced in the Senate last year, was introduced in the House of Representatives on April 15. The letter signals expanded support for public access to publicly funded research among the largest research institutions in the U.S.
FRPAA - another small step for mankind?Apr 20, 2010
A letter of support for the FRPAA bill from the Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, April 20th 2010
NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS BACK BILL FOR PUBLIC ACCESSNov 23, 2009
The Presidents of six public universities in New England have issued a letter of support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S.1373), demonstrating that commitment to public access to publicly funded research resides at the top-most level of research institution administration. Together, these six land-grant universities enroll over 100,000 students, confer ~17% of the bachelor’s and 20% of the doctoral degrees in New England, and invest more than $700 million annually on research with the support of federal grants.
57 College Presidents Declare Support for Legislation to Ensure Public Access to Publicly Funded Research in the U.S.Sep 23, 2009
The Presidents of 57 liberal arts colleges in the U.S., representing 22 states, have declared their support for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S. 1373) in an Open Letter released today. The letter is the first from higher education administrators to be issued in support of the 2009 bill, and further reinforcement that support for the Act exists at the highest levels of the higher education community. The presidents’ letter notes, “Adoption of the Federal Research Public Access Act will democratize access to research information funded by tax dollars. It will benefit of education, research, and the general public.”
Harvard University Provost supports FRPAAJul 16, 2009
The following letter in support of Senate bill S.1373 was sent to the senators representing Harvard University, with similar letters to the sponsoring senators and the chairman and ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee.