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Strong pro-OA bill introduced in the House and Senate

Today the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) was simultaneously introduced in the House and Senate. FRPAA would strengthen the OA mandate at the NIH by reducing the maximum embargo period from 12 months to six months, and extend the new strengthened policy to all the major agencies of the federal government.

The bipartisan House sponsors are Mike Doyle (D-PA), Kevin Yoder (R-KS), and William Lacy Clay (D-MO), and the bipartisan Senate sponsors are John Cornyn (R-TX), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

The first official news came from Doyle's office <http://goo.gl/V0XzC>.

See my page-in-progress on FRPAA <http://goo.gl/ouqmw> at the Harvard Open Access Project. It includes a summary of the bill, links to previous versions of the bill, and a list, based on past experience, of points the bill's opponents are most likely to misrepresent or fail to mention.

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The bill itself. The Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA) requires "free online public access" to publicly-funded research. It strengthens the OA mandate at the NIH by reducing the max...
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Bloggers, tweeters, and Gplusers: Please use "#frpaa" when posting about this bill.
 
To be precise, the press release from Doyle's office says that a Senate version will be introduced today. But the Senate version has not yet been introduced.
 
Update. According to the ATA, the bill was eventually introduced in both chambers today, not just the House, <http://goo.gl/pf2KA>.
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