- Scientists & Nobel Prize-Winners
- Patients & Patient Groups
- Research Institutions & Libraries
- U.S. Congress
- U.S. Federal Agencies
- International Copyright Attorneys
On December 26, 2007, President Bush signed into law the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act and, with it, made law the first U.S. requirement for public access to research, via the National Institutes of Health. (http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/news/2007/public-access-mandate-made-law.shtml)
The United States has now joined the growing number of international public and private funding agencies that aim to maximize their investments and widen the potential for discovery by ensuring the broadest practical dissemination of research results.