NYSHEI is committed to the open access movement.
Promoting Open Access
Early in 2012, legislation developed by NYSHEI will be introduced in both houses of the state legislature. The bill will create Taxpayer Access to Publically Funded Research (TAPFR) in New York State. Designed to complement FRPPA, TAPFR will establish that the published results of research funded by direct state grants be made freely and electronically available to state taxpayers.
Defending Open Access
Congressional Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) recently introduced H.R. 3699, a bill that would effectively roll back open access gains of recent years. The bill seeks to prohibit federal agencies from conditioning their grants to require that articles reporting on publicly funded research be made accessible to the public. With support from SPARC and our open access allies in the state legislature, NYSHEI is working to stop H.R. 3699.
More information about opposition to the Maloney bill.
NYSHEI letter to Representative Maloney.
Sample letter of opposition for your use.
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