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Senator John Cornyn, Sens. Cornyn & Lieberman Team Up To Increase Public Access To Taxpayer Funded Research, press release, June 25, 2009.
See also the press release by the Alliance for Taxpayer Access:
Comment. This is big. FRPAA would open a massive amount of research, expanding the NIH policy to most agencies across the government. The six-month embargo is shorter than the NIH policy and closer to most other funder policies.
I can't find the bill number or text online yet, but we'll post it here on OAN when it's available.
The environment for FRPAA should be even more positive than during its first iteration. In addition to the growth of OA generally:
Importantly, the first iteration of FRPAA inspired a wave of support that drew many into the OA movement for the first (including myself). Look for renewed interest in OA around the U.S.
See also our past posts on FRPAA.