Wednesday, August 28, 2013
August 27 was Deadline for Public Access Expansion Plans by U.S. Agencies doing R & D
Federal agencies with 100 + million in R & D funding were to have submitted public access plans to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) by August 27, 2013 per a White House Directive issued in February, 2013. The public access expansion directs other federal agencies who issue grant funding to require that recipients post the results of their research in public access systems similar to PubMed Cental, the NIH funded research article repository. This news announcement by the Association of American of Publishers contains their proposal for developing a public access database called Chorus. There are pros and cons to giving publishers control of public access databases, so look for future posts pointing to news announcements from other agencies proposing alternative public access repositories.