Law makes NIH-funded research open access

An article at ScienceCodex.Com describes the new law that mandates research funded by the U.S. NIH to be opened up to the public:

"President Bush has signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2007 (H.R. 2764), which includes a provision directing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide the public with open online access to findings from its funded research. This is the first time the U.S. government has mandated public access to research funded by a major agency"

More information on making taxpayer-funded research free to the public is available at TaxPayerAccess.Org.

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