On February 22, 2013, the White House issued an Executive Directive on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research that requires U.S. Government agencies with annual extramural research and development expenditures over $100 million make the results of taxpayer-funded research—both articles and data—be made freely available to the general public with the goal of accelerating scientific discovery and fueling innovation.

This directive means enhanced access to federally funded research articles as well as expanded utility of those articles. The availability of federally funded research in open online archives also will expand the worldwide visibility of research, increase the impact of our investment in research, and aid in examining related work at other institutions that compete for government grants and contracts. It will also enable researchers on your campus to begin to use these digital articles in new and innovative ways, including applying new computational analysis, text mining and data mining tools and techniques that have the potential to revolutionize scientific research.

Enacted: 2013 Executive Directive on Public Access | Alliance for Taxpayer Access

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