Celebrate 2022 International Open Access Week (Oct. 24 - Oct. 30) – The OSTP Memorandum “Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research”


George C. Gordon Library

“On August 25, 2022, the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum on Ensuring Free, Immediate, and Equitable Access to Federally Funded Research that will make taxpayer-funded research immediately available for the public to freely access and fully use. This new guidance calls on all federal agencies to generate policies that eliminate the current 12-month waiting period for access to the outputs of federally funded research, including articles and data.  The memorandum, issued by Dr. Alondra Nelson, underscores the critical role that openness plays in ensuring scientific research integrity, providing important new guidance for the use of digital personal identifiers and robust metadata accompanying articles and datasets.” [ https://sparcopen.org/our-work/2022-updated-ostp-policy-guidance/ ]

Full Text of the OSTP Blog Announcement: Breakthroughs for All: Delivering Equitable Access to Americas Research




 Sustaining an Open Knowledge Ecosystem

Thursday, October 27, 2022: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

On August 25th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released new guidelines to make federally-funded research immediately available to the public at no cost. As noted in the OSTP's press release, this policy shift will result in the swift (and embargo-free) opening of access to research and data supported by tax-payer dollars. The implications of these new guidelines range from the logistical to the cultural and signal a renewed reliance on the development and implementation of open access funding models and infrastructures.

Sharla Lair—Senior Strategist, Open Access & Scholarly Communication Initiatives at LYRASIS—will speak about the options available to existing and new publishing groups looking to adopt an open model, as well as the LYRASIS (OACIP). Jefferson Pooley—Professor of Media & Communication at Muhlenberg College and the Director of Media Studies Press—will also speak to his experience running an open publication supported by the OACIP. This discussion is intended to be helpful to publications and knowledge-sharing groups that are new, existing, already open, and/or are looking to move to an open model. It is not limited to groups publishing on topics related to climate justice or those who receive funding from the US federal government.

 To register:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ONKP4y1YR0iH-ldz-2h0CA


The 2023 Federal Year of Open Science Initiative: Aligned Efforts to Advance Open Science

Wednesday, October 26, 2022: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Presenter: Martin Halbert, NSF Science Advisor for Public Access

With leadership from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, all major federal agencies have agreed to participate in declaring 2023 the Federal Year of Open Science. This brief presentation will discuss aligned efforts among agencies to synergize and advance Open Science efforts over the next calendar year period.

To register:   https://colorado.libcal.com/calendar/events/open-science