White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research

Seal of the United States Office of Scienceand Technology Policy / Public Domain Today, the White House issued a Directive supporting public access to publicly-funded research. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, “has directed Federal agencies with more than $100M in R&D expenditures to develop plans to make the published … Read More “White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research”

Act now to support public access to federally funded research

Last week the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) was reintroduced with bipartisan support in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. According to SPARC, the bill would “require federal agencies to provide the public with online access to articles reporting on the results of the United States’ $60 billion in publicly funded … Read More “Act now to support public access to federally funded research”

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants

The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) recently adopted an open licensing policy for the competitive grants they administer: All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License … [and] applies to all funding sources (state, … Read More “Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Adopts CC BY for All Competitive Grants”