[mla-nynj] Implementing Policies on Increasing Public Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research

Mahnaz Tehrani mtehrani at nyit.edu
Mon Apr 7 19:14:53 UTC 2014

Enclosed message is sent on behalf of Cathy Boss (MLA-NYNJ Chair of GRC).

Please see the following update on the progress of expansion of public access policy across federal agencies.  Many thanks to Barbara Epstein for forwarding this.

Mary Langman

Here is a letter from John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, to the House Appropriations Committee on progress in developing and implementing policies on increasing public access to the results of federally funded scientific research. The letter describes the progress that Federal agencies have made in response to a policy memorandum issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) last year.

"OMB and OSTP have reviewed all agency plans, and all of OMB and OSTP comments have been returned to the agencies. The plans were reviewed for compliance with each requirement in the OSTP memorandum and for consistency with the Executive Order on Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information and the accompanying Open Data Policy issued by OMB.

Agencies are currently revising their plans to address OSTP and OMB comments and ensure compliance with all of the requirements laid out in the OSTP memorandum. Over the next few months, OSTP will convene interagency meetings to provide opportunities for agencies to work together to further refine the details of their plans and to explore other ways to work collaboratively going forward."

Tim Byrne
DOE/Office of Scientific and Technical Information
P.O. Box 62
Oak Ridge,TN 37831
Phone: 865-241-2358
E-mail:  byrnet at osti.gov<mailto:byrnet at osti.gov>
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Barbara A. Epstein

Director, Health Sciences Library System

Director, Middle Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Email:  bepstein at pitt.edu<mailto:bepstein at pitt.edu>; Phone:  412-648-2036



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