Bill to Make Publicly-Funded Research Public
Billions of dollars in grants are awarded each year by the government to fund research, but many of the findings are not readily available to the public. This situation would change under legislation introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Cornyn (R-TX) by requiring federal agencies dolling out $100 million or more in research funding to publish reports within six months of completion for Americans to access. The National Institutes of Health launched a similar program in 2005 called the Public Access Plan, which provided the impetus for the Federal Research Public Access Act (S.1373).
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