Summary

2/14/2013--Introduced.Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013 - Requires each federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to develop a federal research... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 14, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that-- (1) the Federal Government funds basic and applied research with the expectation that new ideas and discoveries that result from the research, if shared and effectively disseminated, will advance science and improve the lives and welfare of people of the United States and around the world; (2) the Internet makes it possible for this information to be promptly available to every scientist, physician, educator, and citizen at home, in school, or in a library; and (3) the United States has a substantial interest in maximizing the impact and utility of the research it funds by enabling a wide range of reuses of the peer-reviewed literature that reports the results of such research, including by enabling computational analysis by state-of-the-art technologies.

SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF FEDERAL AGENCY.

In this Act, the term ``Federal agency'' means an Executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, United States Code.

SEC. 4. FEDERAL RESEARCH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY.

(a) Requirement To Develop Policy.-- (1) In general.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, each Federal agency with...

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I support S. 350 ("A bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research") because open access to federally funded research is a critical next step toward opening up innovation and enabling research outputs—already purchased with tax dollars—to filter through the economy and into the hands of those who put them to use.

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Bill Summary

2/14/2013--Introduced.Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2013 - Requires each federal agency with extramural research expenditures of over $100 million to develop a federal research public access policy, following common procedures for the collection and depositing of research papers, that is consistent with, and that advances, the purposes of the agency. Makes each federal research public access policy applicable to: (1) researchers employed by the federal agency whose works remain in the public domain, and (2) researchers funded by the agency. Specifies exclusions. Requires each federal agency to submit an annual report on its federal research public access policy to specified congressional committees.

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