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

Posted on January 6, 2012 by

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”

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