White House OSTP Issues Open Access Directive for Federal Agencies

Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a directive which “directs each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government.”  The directive covers both research articles and data.  Each agency needs to submit a plan to OSTP within six months indicating how they will comply with the directive.

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