White House directs open access for government research

U.S. President Obama gets direction from White House science adviser Holdren during event on South Lawn at White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has moved to make the results of federally funded research available to the public for free within a year, bowing to public pressure for unfettered access to scholarly articles and other materials produced at taxpayers' expense. "Americans should have easy access to the results of research they help support," John Holdren, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote on the White House website. …


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