Good news for access to research

New guidance from the White House requires federally-funded research to be released as open access with no embargo

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently released new guidelines for federally funded research, requiring it to be made freely and immediately available to the public. This updates 2013 guidelines that improved access to federally-funded research, but also now removes the one-year embargo publishers were allowed to impose on research they published.

“The American people fund tens of billions of dollars of cutting-edge research annually. There should be no delay or barrier between the American public and the returns on their investments in research,” the head of the OSTP said in a news release.

Read about this increased access to research in the Chronicle of Higher Education article, ‘A Historic Moment’: New Guidance Requires Federally Funded Research to Be Open Access or read the memorandum from the Office of Science and Technology Policy outlining the new guidance.

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