Public Access to Federal R&D
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"Research and development is an integral part of breakthrough innovation and discovery. But disseminating R&D information to the public is just as important, and the U.S. government agrees. To speed up progress in science and technology, the White House has called on R&D agencies to develop plans to increase public access to peer-reviewed scientific literature and data sets. The National Institutes of Health has had a legislative mandate for years to provide such public access, and now other agencies are following suit.
With both executive and legislative requirements for broader public access to journal articles and datasets, agencies are opening access to vast quantities of scientific outputs—a movement that has growing momentum across the globe."