#OAMonday – Call for Petition

#OAMonday – Calling for Action

US researchers are hotly pursuing the White House, petitioning President Obama requiring all research to be made available via Open Access. You can sign the petition here (open to non-US citizens). 25,000 signatures needed for White House to respond!

Organised by a range of Open Access proponents, including Cameron Neylon of PLoS

"We believe in the power of the Internet to foster innovation, research, and education. Requiring the published results of taxpayer-funded research to be posted on the Internet in human and machine readable form would provide access to patients and caregivers, students and their teachers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and other taxpayers who paid for the research. Expanding access would speed the research process and increase the return on our investment in scientific research.

The highly successful Public Access Policy of the National Institutes of Health proves that this can be done without disrupting the research process, and we urge President Obama to act now to implement open access policies for all federal agencies that fund scientific research."

Petition is found here. You do not need to be a US Citizen to sign.

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