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Monday, January 05, 2009

NSF advisory committee recommends OA

At its December 16-17 meeting, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) adopted this statement, drafted in its previous meeting:

In order to help catalyze and facilitate the growth of advanced CI [cyberinfrastructure], a critical component is the adoption of open access policy for data, publications and software.

(Thanks to Tony Hey.)

Comment.  The NSF should be the next agency after the NIH to adopt an OA mandate.  This important recommendation carries special weight because it comes from the ACCI.  Kudos to all the ACCI members

Also see our past posts on the NSF's cyberinfrastructure policy deliberations.