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.
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.
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.
Support for public access to publicly funded research at the National Institutes of HealthSep 20, 2007
A joint letter of support of public access from AALL, ALA, ACRL, ARL, GWLA, SPARC, SLA, created September 2007