U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Office of Scientific and Technical Information

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Open Access: Summary of Recent Activities

Separate Legislative and Executive Initiatives
• Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)
Required implementation of public access policy
Required preservation and electronic format
• OSTP Initiative
Launched "Public Access Policy Forum"
Issued Request for Information (4000 comments)
Established interactive forum
Culminates in Legislation Passed This Year
• America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
Requires OSTP Action
Establishes interagency working groups

Open Access