Lawmakers Drop Proposal to Block NIH Public Access Policy

In a victory for open access advocates, two U.S. lawmakers yesterday dropped a bill that would have banned the National Institutes of Health from requiring that its researchers submit their peer-reviewed manuscripts to a public archive. The news came shortly after scientific publishing giant Elsevier withdrew its support for the bill, following a threatened boycott of Elsevier journals by thousands of researchers. The Research Works Act, introduced by representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn...
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Posted by Mike Spear


I am the Communications Director for Genome Alberta and we manage this application. In my past life I was a journalist and manager with the CBC. You can find my genome posted at

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