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Open Access Week 2013: Promoting Access to Federally Funded Research

An event is scheduled for Monday, October 21 from 12-1 pm in the Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Hall.


OA WeekOctober 15, 2013—2013 has seen many milestones towards improving access to biomedical research. In February, President Obama issued a directive requiring most federal research agencies to implement public access policies; official guidance in this respect is expected shortly from the Office of Science and Technology Policy. This spring, the National Institute of Health (NIH) began implementing the enhanced compliance requirements for its Public Access Policy announced in December 2012. State-level open access bills have been passed in Illinois and are pending in California and New York. 

In celebration of Open Access Week 2013, please join the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) on Monday, October 21 for a presentation on these recent developments. Featured speakers are Peter Suber, director of the OSC and author of Open Access, and Scott Lapinski, digital resources and services librarian and open access liaison at the Harvard Medical School—who will be discussing how these enhanced requirements impact medical researchers and how authors can ensure that their publications are in compliance.  

The event is co-sponsored by the Universities Allied for Essential MedicinesHLS Advocates for Human RightsOffice for Scholarly CommunicationPetrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics and the Right to Research Coalition.

The overview presentation is scheduled for Monday, October 21 from 12-1 pm in WCC 4063. Lunch will be provided.