New Brief From CRS: “Public Access to Scientific Publications Resulting from Federally Funded R&D”
The brief (2 pages; PDF) linked below was recently published by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Title: Public Access to Scientific Publications Resulting from Federally Funded R&D
First Published: November 16, 2022
From the Brief:
Citing, in part, the benefits of immediate public access to COVID-19 research, in August 2022, OSTP issued a memorandum that directs all federal agencies to develop a new, or update an existing, public access plan with new requirements. First, the memorandum requires scientific publications resulting from federally funded R&D to be publicly accessible immediately upon publication without an embargo or delay. The memorandum also requires that scientific data underlying such publications be made freely available and publicly accessible at the time of publication. In addition, the memorandum directs federal agencies to develop approaches and timelines for sharing federally funded scientific data not associated with publicly accessible scientific publications. Federal agency public access plans must be implemented by December 31, 2025.
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