The Alliance for Taxpayer Access is committed to the following four general principles:


American taxpayers are entitled to open access on the Internet to the peer-reviewed research articles and underlying research data funded by the U.S. Government.


Widespread access to these articles and data is an essential, inseparable component of our nation's investment in research and education.


Research articles and data should be shared in cost-effective ways that take advantage of the Internet, stimulate further discovery and innovation, and advance the translation of this knowledge into economic benefits.


Enhanced access to and expanded sharing of information will lead to usage by millions of scientists, professionals, and individuals, and will deliver an accelerated return on the taxpayers' investment.


The Alliance for Taxpayer Access works to maximize the return on America's investment in taxpayer funded research by making it accessible to the businesses, healthcare professionals, and any member of the general public who can put it to use.


Impact Stories

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From Student to Patient to Leader in Finding the Cure

Josh Sommer suffered from severe headaches during his freshman year at Duke University where he was studying civil and environmental engineering. At 18, he learned a tumor was pressing against his brainstem and wrapped around several major arteries. “I woke...

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Access to Information Can Mean The Difference Between Life and Death

Access to information can mean the difference between life and death. This is especially true for families advocating for their loved ones with serious medical conditions. When a doctor isn’t well versed in a certain disease and there is a...

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