10/21: Open Access Week 2013: Promoting Access to Federally Funded Research

Open Access Week 2013: Promoting Access to Federally Funded Research

Monday, October 21st, 12pm-1pm.

Wasserstein Hall 4063. Lunch will be served.

2013 has seen many milestones towards improving access to biomedical research. In February, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring most federal research agencies to implement public access policies; official guidance in this respect is expected from the Office of Science and Technology Policy early next year.  This spring, the NIH began implementing the enhanced compliance requirements for its Public Access Policy announced in December 2012. State level open access bills have been passed in Illinois and are pending in California and New York.

In celebration of Open Access Week 2013, please join us for an overview of these recent developments, featuring comments by Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communications and author of Open AccessScott Lapinski, HMS Digital Resources and Services Librarian and Open Access Liaison, will be discussing how these enhanced requirements impact medical researchers and how authors can ensure that their publications are in compliance.

Download the event poster here.

Co-sponsored by the Universities Allied for Essential MedicinesHLS Advocates for Human RightsOffice for Scholarly Communication, the Right to Research Coalition, the Berkman Center for Internet and Societyand the Petrie-Flom Center.

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