White House Request for Information

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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.

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6) Explore our Issue pages for time-sensitive calls to contact Congress and express your support

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted a call for public comment on the potential implementation of public access policies across U.S. science agencies, which concluded at the end of January. According to OSTP, the topic remains an issue of central interest to the Administration and is being actively considered as part of the ongoing Open Government initiative.

The White House has indicated that its Interagency Working Group on Information and Innovation (under the auspices of the National Science and Technology Council) is the locus of its activities on this issue.

OSTP is still actively digesting the responses from the public comment process, and working on a summary paper and recommendations on various decision points for the Interagency Working Group to consider.

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