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Bill Requires Federal Agency Research to be Posted Online Within 6 Months of Publication

Press release, May 2, 2006: “In an effort to increase taxpayers’ access to federally funded research, U.S. Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the bi-partisan Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006, today. The bill requires every federal agency with an annual research budget of more than $100 million to implement a public access policy. The policy must ensure that articles generated through research funded by that agency are made available online within six months of publication.”

  • The Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006 (6 pages, PDF)
  • Cornyn Floor Speech
  • One page fact sheet
  • FAQs
  • Alliance for Taxpayer Access resource page
  • Washington Post, Bill Seeks Access to Tax-Funded Research: Grant Recipients Would Be Required to Post Findings on Internet
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