HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Taxpayer Alliance supports senate bill broadening access to federal research

Washington, DC May 2, 2006 The Alliance for Taxpayer Access (ATA) gives full support to the "Federal Research Public Access Act of 2006," introduced today by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT). The bill requires federal agencies that fund over $100 million in annual external research to make electronic manuscripts of peer-reviewed journal articles stemming from their research publicly available via the Internet.

"The expanded access to research called for by this bill will help accelerate true innovation in science and medicine," said Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, an ATA founding member). "The public's interest is clear; whether it is speeding a response to a potential flu pandemic, developing energy alternatives or putting the brakes on global warming, access to publicly funded science is more critical than ever. Joseph added, "The Alliance is encouraged by Congressional leaders who agree that we can do much more to leverage the taxpayers' return on federal investment in these essential areas."

ATA coalition members noted that the legislation's introduction coincides with the first anniversary of the implementation of the NIH Public Access Policy the first regulatory effort to open access to taxpayer-funded research on the Internet through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central database.

ATA members include the Genetic Alliance, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, and 67 other patient, academic, research, and publishing entities that support expanded public access to the results of federally funded research. "We support this bill," said Sharon Terry, director of Genetic Alliance, "because it provides a mechanism that will allow the results of our investment in science to be shared shared among collaborating scientists, physicians, students, and patients. There is no longer any excuse for our failure to
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Heffelfinger
jennifer@arl.org
20-220-229-62296 x121
SPARC
2-May-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Taxpayer Alliance applauds congressional mandate for NIH public access
2. Taxpayer advocacy group says Cures Bill is the right medicine
3. BG Group and Conservation International launch Conservation through Photography Alliance
4. Colon Cancer Alliance launches interactive support program
5. Wildlife Conservation Society joins Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance
6. TB Alliance and Bayer launch historic global drug trials for tuberculosis
7. Conservation International and AF&PA join forces to form Alliance to Combat Illegal Logging
8. Dietary Guidelines Alliance offers tools to help consumers understand new nutrition guidance
9. NIAID supports research into etiology of fungal-induced inflammation in chronic sinusitis
10. ESA open-source software supports Germanys TerraSAR-X
11. National Science Foundation supports UCR study of polar lake life forms

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/19/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... the  "Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018"  report ... ,A recent report, Genetic Testing Market Outlook ... current and future genetic testing market. A ... principles and types are covered in this ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... May 11, 2015  Through a well-rounded UAS delegation representing ... had a strong showing at AUVSI,s Unmanned 2015 conference last ... Ohio,s UAS industry met with over ... all points along the UAS ecosystem. "Our ... Vice President for Aerospace Rich Knoll . "If you ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... LifeBEAM, a developer of bio-sensing technology, and ... that they will expand their partnership in bio-sensing sports ... helmet and the first joint project between the two ... order to give cyclists more style choices and meet ... Lazer announced their plan to release a new generation ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Ohio Flies High at Unmanned '15, Sets Stage for Ohio UAS Conference 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 2LifeBEAM and Lazer Announce Expanded Partnership in Bio-Sensing Sports Gear 3
(Date:5/21/2015)... YORK , May 21, 2015  Susan ... Research (FPWR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting ... Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), announced today that FPWR has ... and Irina Shaulov contributed $1 million ... clinical initiatives.  ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Calif. , May 21, 2015  The ... Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar ... Extensions Now Accelerating Cures & Treatments, or OPEN ... rare disease patient advocacy organizations, this bipartisan legislation ... and affordable medicines to rare disease patients by ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 Patent Offering, The ... for diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a body lumen ... an endoscope having a low cost, single-use disposable illumination ... date was October 18, 2013 and the patent approval ... enables the physician to customize the lighting and magnification ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/84975r/2015_global ... "2015 Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends" ... primary goal of this research is to analyze ... Key information the survey seeks to collect include ... predominantly used applications for flow cytometers, respondents, most ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Receives $1M Contribution in Support of Clinical Initiatives 2Advocates Cheer Senate Leaders for Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Increase Number of Rare Disease Treatments 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3Global Survey on Flow Cytometry Adoption Trends 2015 2
Cached News: