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All supporters of public access – universities and colleges, researchers, libraries, campus administrators, patient advocates, publishers, consumers, individuals, and others – are asked to ACT NOW to support this bill.

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Comment by Charles J Greenberg on July 19, 2011 at 4:34pm

Another blog post by me on the FRPAA delay:

http://openbiomed.info/2011/06/frpaa-drags-science-acts/

Comment by Charles J Greenberg on September 8, 2010 at 11:21am
From Jennifer:
Please see below for a call to action that's going out through our networks now. If you have a chance to weigh in personally with Chairman Clay, it would be much appreciated, but please do spread the word!

With thanks and best,

Jen

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On Thursday, July 29, the Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform held the first-ever Congressional hearing on the issue of public access to federally funded research. The Subcommittee, chaired by The Honorable Representative Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), invited ten witnesses, representing a broad cross-section of the stakeholder communities affected by this issue, to testify on the implications of opening access to the results of publicly funded research.

The open, public hearing was a crucial and timely examination of the issue of public access and its advancement. For full details, including witness testimony, visit http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/issues/access/access_resources/10-081...
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All supporters of public access to publicly funded research are urged to please write to Chairman Clay to express thanks for taking this important step in Congress. Talking points and contact information are included for your use below. Your action is requested NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 17th.

As ever, please send copies of letters to SPARC/Alliance for Taxpayer Access via email to jennifer [at] arl [dot] org.

And thanks, once again, for your continued support for public access!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:

Heather Joseph
Spokesperson
(202) 296-2296 ext. 157
heather [at] arl [dot] org

Jennifer McLennan
Director of Programs and Operations, SPARC
(202) 296-2296 ext. 121
jennifer [at] arl [dot] org

Talking points:

* On behalf of the [your organization], which represents [number and
type of membership], I write to thank you for your leadership in convening the first open hearing on public access to federally funded research.

* We believe that ensuring timely, barrier-free access to the results
of the science and scholarship that our tax dollars underwrite will make possible an unprecedented variety of potential connections and discoveries, and improve the lives and welfare of people in the U.S.
and around the world. We fully support policies that can turn this belief into a reality.

* Your hearing was an invaluable and timely examination of the
potential benefits of public access to the results of our nation's $60 billion annual investment in scientific research.

* By ensuring the hearing was inclusive and open, you created a very
valuable forum for the diverse range of perspectives on the issue to be represented and explored.

* The direction and nature of your questions also helped to surface
key topics of discussion and provide much-needed clarity.

* [detail why public access to research is important to your
organization]

* We look forward to working with you to continue to advance
successful public access policies in Congress.

[end talking points]

Contact information:

The Honorable Representative Wm. Lacy Clay Chairman, Information Policy, Census and National Archives Subcommittee Committee on Oversight and Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives
2157 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Via email: anthony.clark [at] mail [dot] house [dot] gov



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Jennifer McLennan
Director of Programs & Operations
SPARC
jennifer@arl.org
(202) 296-2296 x121
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on August 20, 2010 at 12:00pm
I blogged about the federal role in publishing open access.

Openbiomed.info post: Top-shelf, taxpayer-published open access journals (like EHP) http://bit.ly/92ksZL
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on August 19, 2010 at 10:20pm
The NAGPS Press Release & Statement Regarding Open Access
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on July 20, 2010 at 8:55pm
I blogged about the forces of publishing against FRPAA:

July 27th hearing on FRPAA: Who opposes public access to publicly funded research? http://openbiomed.info/?p=659
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on July 12, 2010 at 9:31am
Dear Colleagues,
The Federal Research Public Access Act (H.R. 5037) has been referred to the H.R. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, where the Chairman is actively considering holding an open hearing on the bill. Please contact the committee member from your state to support an open hearing. An open hearing will allow the bill's sponsors and supporters to spell out the issues to a larger audience - and will hopefully bolster the bill's popularity with the voting public and thus help to ensure its passage.
Below is a list of the committee members from our New England states. Maine is not represented on the committee. Please send an email or letter by August 9th . The Alliance For Taxpayer Access has a template and talking points at: http://www.taxpayeraccess.org/action/action_frpaa/10-0701.shtml.
Stay cool!
Margo
Margo Coletti
Director
IS/Knowledge Services
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
email: mcoletti@bidmc.harvard.edu
phone: 632-8483
fax: 632-8316
page: 31242
Comment by Santiago Baos on July 5, 2010 at 9:03am
hello everyone
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on May 5, 2010 at 8:21pm
Here's the Open Letter to the Higher Education Community on supporting FRPAA, coming from a wide variety of academic leaders.
Comment by Charles J Greenberg on May 5, 2010 at 7:08pm
I fired my first salvo in the upcoming ware to pass FRPAA:

AACR aggressively raises public donations…while opposing FRPAA and ...
 

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