SPARC sent out a reminder email today that last week the White House sent out a Request for Information (RFI) regarding public access to taxpayer funded research. Specifically, the White House is “inviting input on ‘enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded by federal science and technology agencies.'”
The RFI will only be available for 30 days, from 10 December 2009 to 7 January 2010. You may comment online through the Public Access Policy Blog. The comments will be centered on three themes spread across the 30 days. Implementation will be the theme from 10-20 December 2009; Features and Technology from 21-31 December 2009; and, Management from 1-7 January 2010.
For further information, please go to the blog for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) or to SPARC’s Open Access site, the Alliance for Taxpayer Access.