January 22, 2022

Call to Action: Oppose H.R. 3699, a Bill to Block Public Access to Publicly Funded Research

From the Alliance for Taxpayer Access:

A new bill, The Research Works Act (H.R.3699), designed to roll back the NIH Public Access Policy and block the development of similar policies at other federal agencies, has been introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives. Co-sponsored by Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), it was introduced on December 16, 2011, and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Essentially, the bill seeks to prohibit federal agencies from conditioning their grants to require that articles reporting on publicly funded research be made accessible to the public online.

Read the Complete Call To Action (Includes Contact Information For Bill Sponsors and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

See Also: A Quick Note on the Membership of the American Association of Publishers and the Research Works Act

See Also: Peter Suber on “New Bill to Block Open Access to Publicly-Funded Research”

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.