[A2k] Jan 12, 2012 Extended Deadline for Public Access and Digital Data RFIs

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Fri Jan 6 05:42:11 PST 2012

Extended Deadline for Public Access and Digital Data RFIs


In November, OSTP issued two Requests for Information (RFI), one on
open access to scientific publications and the other on the management
of digital data. Yesterday, responding to numerous requests, we
submitted to the Federal Register an extension of the deadlines for
those RFIs to January 12, 2012. [...]

The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, signed by President
Obama earlier this year, calls upon OSTP to coordinate with agencies
to develop policies that assure widespread public access to and
long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded unclassified
research. Towards that goal, OSTP issued the two RFIs soliciting
public input on long-term preservation of and public access to the
results of federally funded research, including digital data and
peer-reviewed scholarly publications.

We encourage stakeholders to carefully consider the questions in the
RFIs and provide comments to the addresses specified. Soon after the
conclusion of the comment periods, OSTP will make all comments
available on its website (including the names of the authors and their
institutional affiliations, so please do not include any proprietary
or confidential information when responding). All comments are now due
by January 12, 2012.

You can see the RFI on public access here:

 and the RFI on digital data here:

Manon Anne Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009 USA
manon.ress at keionline.org

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