Report on Research Compliance
peter.suber's bookmarks 2013-03-22
"Suber also described how the initiatives differ. “The White House directive is weaker than FASTR by allowing longer embargoes and using looser language on reuse rights,” Suber said. “It’s stronger than FASTR by applying to more agencies and requiring open data in addition to open articles. On OA to peer-reviewed research articles, the bill is better than the directive at serving the public interest, and I hope that federal agencies will draft their policies under the FASTR guidelines rather than the White House guidelines. On the other hand, FASTR may or may not pass, while the directive has already taken effect. In that sense, the White House directive is an important victory while FASTR is just an important proposal. Thanks to the Obama administration, nearly two dozen of the largest federal agencies are already drafting OA policies. That’s big, and that’s long-awaited,” he said...."