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Mandate for Public Access to NIH-Funded Research Poised to Become Law

By Kristopher A. Nelson in

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ATA – Mandate for Public Access to NIH-Funded Research Poised to Become Law:

The U.S. Senate last night approved the FY2008 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Bill (S.1710), including a provision that directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen its Public Access Policy by requiring rather than requesting participation by researchers. The bill will now be reconciled with the House Appropriations Bill, which contains a similar provision, in another step toward support for public access to publicly funded research becoming United States law.