On Friday, February 22nd, The US government informed federal agencies that fund $100 million or more of annual extramural research to prepare plans to make their research results free to read within 12 months after publication. Last week, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) was introduced in both houses of Congress. FASTR would require the same federal agencies to ensure that funded authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts are made publicly available, free of charge, within six months of publication. To keep abreast of discussions, a comprehensive listing of news articles, blog posts, FAQs and other media reports on FASTR is available.
UCAR/NCAR/UCP ‘s repository, OpenSky, operated by the NCAR Library continues to extend free and open access to our scholarship for the benefit of research and education. Contributed works include published, refereed works, presentations, posters, abstracts and extended abstracts summarizing posters. Once submitted, your scholarly work will be preserved and freely accessible to the global community. If you have any questions regarding the process or what to submit please contact OpenSky.